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CURLE REACTION
30th October 2004 21:33


CHAD:
Stags boss Keith Curle said: "It was frustrating rather than disappointing. But I am not kidding anyone, that was two points dropped.
"The pleasing thing was that we created so many chances but just couldn't take any of them.
"Give some credit to Bury. They worked hard to close us down, though we were still able to create plenty of opportunities.
"We dominated play all afternoon and Kevin Pilkington was a bystander for 95 per cent of the game which was pleasing.
"We went about our business in the right manner but just couldn't get the ball over the line. It was just one of those afternoons.
"We started the game superbly and created chance after chance. "The ball was flashing across their goal and we hit the woodwork twice. But it just wouldn't go in for us."

Bury boss Graham Barrow said: "After being beaten here 5-3 here last year maybe one or two things were on our side this time which makes a change.
"The players worked hard, four or five of them were suffering the effects of flu this week so you have to say it was a point well earned, especially looking at Mansfield's home record this season.
"The penalty looked a penalty, he stuck his leg out. But our keeper has a good record of saving penalties this season and did it again, "When you have saved a penalty you should take something out the game and we did, The faith we've shown in Glynn has been repaid and he has been magnificent.
"We had a couple of half chances and with a calm, cool head in the six yard box we might have nicked all three points.
"But I have no complaints as we've come to a place where it is very hard to get anything and got a result. It is a step in the right direction."
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CURLE FUSTRATED WITH STAGS
Evening Post website

Mansfield boss Keith Curle was left frustrated as his side failed to take all three points from their goalless draw with Bury.

The Stags completely dominated and hit the woodwork twice as well as squandering a penalty.

Curle said: "It was frustrating rather than disappointing. But I am not kidding anyone, that was two points dropped.

"We started the game superbly and we created chance after chance. The ball was flashing across their goal and we hit their woodwork twice but it just wouldn't go in for us.

"The pleasing thing for me was that we created so many chances but just couldn't take any of them.

"But give some credit to Bury. They worked hard to close us down though we were still able to create plenty of opportunities.

"We dominated play all afternoon and Kevin Pilkington was a bystander for 95% of the game, which was pleasing.

"We went about our business in the right manner but just couldn't get the ball over the line. It was just one of those afternoons."

Bury manager Graham Barrow felt luck was shining on his side and said: "After being beaten here 5-3 last year perhaps one or two things were on our side this time which makes a change.

"The players worked hard even though four or five of them have been suffering from flu this week so you have to say it was a point well earned, especially looking at Mansfield's home record this season.

"Their penalty did look a penalty as our lad stuck his leg out. But our keeper has a good record of saving penalties this season and did it again.

"When you have saved a penalty you should take something out of the game and we did. The faith we've shown in Glyn has been repaid and he has been magnificent.

"We had a couple of half chances and with a calm cool head in the 6-yard box we might just have nicked all three points.

"But I have no complaints as we've come to a place where it is very hard to get anything and got a result. It's a step in the right direction."

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