Fleetwood Town - Alexander - Performance Cost Us
UK time is: 04:59:04
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Alexander - Performance Cost Us

Manager Graham Alexander has said that ultimately our performance against Chesterfield cost us the result.

Speaking to the Official Site following the final game of the regular season yesterday, the gaffer explained.

'At half time we had kept them at arms length and we had controlled how we wanted to play and how they wanted to play. They reverted to a style that they didn't want to and we were 1-0 up and looking good. We spoke about the finer details in games and the first goal, especially, is really poor from the second phase of a set piece and it shouldn't have happened. We had a really good chance at the other end right before that and you thinking if you put that away you're 2-0 up and you can pick them off.'

Alexander goes on to say that not taking that chance, it just left him disappointed with the manner of their leveller, and the second goal wasn't much better, but unfortunately they got the second wind and we couldn't quite get ourselves back into the match and re-establish our control.

'We had everyone back for both set pieces and it's disappointing. I am not going to talk about individuals, but we have to learn that when there is a job to be done - that's what football is about - it's about doing your job and I think set pieces are black and white.'

Alexander says that going into the play offs, he was hoping we could keep our unbeaten run going because otherwise there wasn't anything really riding on the match but he knows nobody should be too down about this, Chesterfield were gunning for the title and our obvious priority is now the York game and in part that was why he made a number of changes as he wanted to rest some people and give others another chance.

He also said overall he wasn't too disappointed with our showing, but we just weren't up to our normal levels in the second half, but he can't really find fault with the first 45 other than not going two ahead.

'Goals change games, though, and that's what's happened.'

As for knowing we will face York now, Alexander says that everyone in the play offs have their own qualities and we have certainly done our homework on York who have had a very good second half of the season, but he knows ultimately it's about us performing as we can and playing to our strengths rather than overly worrying about the opposition.

Join The Vital Debate

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The journalist

Writer: Cod Warrior Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday May 4 2014

Time: 7:47PM


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Fleetwood Town Articles

Pressley & Maxwell On Blackpool Loss (Monday November 30 2015)

League One - Blackpool 1-0 Fleetwood (Sunday November 29 2015)

Audio - Pressley On Blackpool Loss (Saturday November 28 2015)

Stats: Blackpool v Fleetwood (Saturday November 28 2015)

Fosu On Initial PFA Fans' November List (Saturday November 28 2015)

League One - Blackpool v Fleetwood (Friday November 27 2015)

Match Day Officials v Blackpool (Thursday November 26 2015)

Pressley & Jonsson On Millwall Win (Wednesday November 25 2015)

Pressley & Fosu Talk Swindon Victory (Wednesday November 25 2015)

Archived Fleetwood Town Articles

List All Vital Fleetwood Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
15. Doncaster 20 6 6 8 -6 24
16. Chesterfield 20 7 2 11 -10 23
17. Swindon 20 6 4 10 -5 22
18. Fleetwood 20 6 3 11 -2 21
19. Shrewsbury 20 6 3 11 -5 21
20. Colchester 20 5 5 10 -19 20
21. Oldham 20 3 10 7 -10 19

Fleetwood Town Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

December A Crucial Month For Blackpool
» Blackpool : 01/12/2015 21:46:01
» Burton : 01/12/2015 21:41:01
» Millwall : 01/12/2015 21:40:00
» Shrewsbury : 01/12/2015 21:36:00
Walsall Team News v Shrewsbury
» Walsall : 01/12/2015 18:51:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Blackpool MotM
Suggested By:  Vital CodArmy
Maxwell 0%
McLaughlin 0%
Pond 0%
Davis 0%
Bell 0%
Ryan 0%
Jónsson 0%
Sarcevic 0%
Henen 0%
Ball 0%
Fosu-Henry 0%
Sub:-Grant 0%
Sub:-Proctor 0%
Sub:-Haughton 0%