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PALMER AND HODGSON REACTION
10th September 2005 20:54


CHAD website

"I thought we played extremely well and deserved to win the game," said Palmer.
"There were some brilliant performances out there but we just keep conceding silly goals.
"We created a lot of chances and we just need to get a little break here or there and keep working hard.
"At least we didn't lose as that would have been an injustice. I was disappointed with our performance last week. But the players did all I asked of them today against a good side.
"They must not get disheartened. We will get back out on that training pitch on Monday and I will work very hard to bring in a couple of players.
"I keep hearing that most of the fans are behind me and it is only a small section that want me out. I believe that and won't let them get me down. The majority of the fans are behind the players who are giving them their all."

A relieved Darlington manager Dave Hodgson said: "We were very lucky to gain a point - it was definitely one gained and not two lost.
"We did fantastic in the first half when we only had five players holding 11. That was an achievement in itself.
"In the second half at times we had all 11 playing but at other times just five or six. If you only have five or six players firing then there is every chance you are going to struggle.
"The good thing is that we have a group of kids who don't believe they have lost a game and their enthusiasm carried us through for the equaliser which was a good goal.
"We didn't really start today. But we got a point and I have no doubt we will get back on track and back to winning ways next week."
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CARLTON SAYS BOO-BOYS WON'T FORCE HIM OUT
Evening Post website

Carlton Palmer has refused to bow to pressure from what he calls "a small section" of Mansfield fans who are trying to force him out as manager.

Palmer watched his Stags side twice squander leads against Darlington and admitted his side "keep conceding silly goals" as their attempt to secure a second win of the season wasthwarted by a 2-2 draw.

On a rain-soaked surface Simon Brown twice gave the Stags the lead but Matt Clarke netted a cheeky backheel and Guy Ndumbu-Nsungu headed home to deny Palmer's men three points.

"I thought we played extremely well and deserved to win the game," said Palmer.

"There was some brilliant performances out there but we just keep conceding silly goals.

"We created a lot of chances and we just need to get a little break here and there and keep working hard.

"At least we didn't lose as that would've been an injustice. I was disappointed with our performance last week but the players did all I asked of them today against a good side.

"They must not get disheartened. We will get back out on that training pitch on Monday and I will work very hard to bring in a couple of players.

"I keep hearing that most of the fans are behind me and it is only a small section that want me out. I believe that and won't let them get me down. The majority of the fans are behind the players who are giving them their all."

Opposite number Dave Hodgson conceded his team had been outplayed.

He said: "We were very lucky to gain a point - it was definitely one gained and not two lost.

"We did fantastically in the first half. In the second half at times we had all 11 playing but at other times just five or six. If you only have five or six players firing then there is every chance you are going to struggle.

"The good thing is that we have a group of kids who don't believe they have lost a game and their enthusiasm carried us through for the equaliser which was a good goal.

"We got a point and I have no doubt we will get back on track and back to winning ways next week."


 

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