Date: 1st February 2009 at 11:24am
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Rovers manager Ronnie Moore slammed his team for not defending well enough and thought his side fell apart when Goodison was injured, Moore spoke to the club’s official website about his disappointment after his side threw away a 1-0 lead in the last 8 minutes:

Speaking after the game, Moore told the official website:

‘The defending was so naïve. As soon as something happens to Goodison we become a completely different side. We were panicking and kicking balls anywhere.’

‘How the lad has got so much room out wide…(Andy) Taylor is marking the number 27 in the box and he’s the left back. To say we’re disappointed is an understatement. ‘We’ve had the better chances. If sonko had scored just after half time it was game set and match.’

‘When you’re 1-0 up against the bottom of the league you keep the ball and we never did that. There was only one change today and they’re the same lads who passed it round against Carlisle and Stockport and played some lovely football. I don’t know what it is about being away from home.’

‘The Goodison factor is ridiculous. If he’d have stayed on we’d have won the game. They had a bit of pace down the middle so we put Shotton there to counteract that, but we didn’t defend in the right areas when we had to. Defenders weren’t doing what they were doing when Goodison was on.’

Moore also revealed that Goodison could be out for up to 6 weeks and will already be unavailable for the trip to Cheltenham this Tuesday due to suspension.