Date: 9th February 2014 at 10:42am
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Another game and more reasons to talk about defensive errors for manager Ronnie Moore.

The game against Preston played out in all too typical fashion this season with defensive issues playing a part as they scored a goal in each half to take all three points yesterday.

Speaking to the Official Site following the game, Moore explained that with all credit to them, they came with a plan to attack and that’s what they did, and unfortunately for us they took their chances when they came along and caused us problem by pushing their full backs forward and took the risk by matching our attack and it worked for them.

‘We hung in the game, but it was self destruct for the goals. One long cross into the box, Rides is waiting for the keeper to come but just deal with it then moan about it.’

The gaffer goes on to say that a little chat was had at half time and some things were changed around, but we came out, gave the ball away and then gave Garner ‘all day’ to put the ball where he wanted.

Moore credits the impact that Jason Koumas had on the game when he came on as a substitute because he did get in the mix in midfield, and Ronnie felt that without him doing that they would’ve continued to have had the ball for the rest of the game.

‘We got to goal which gave us a nice lift, but to come out nice and bright and then give away such a sloppy goal…’

Same old story from far too many games this season sadly, and just as we think maybe a corner has been turned it all falls on its head again.

Despite his disappointment though Moore acknowledges that they are one of the best teams we have played this season, and he can’t fault the effort of the desire of the players on the day so he won’t criticise them for that, as they did give everything, it was just naive defending again that has cost us.

He’s said it before, and he’s said again though, if we keep showing that much commitment and cut out the errors we will, or should, win more than we lose.

‘We’ve got to defend better than we did today, if we do that we’ll be ok.’