SHIRTLIFF AND ATKINS REACTION
Audio interview with Peter Shirtliff from BBC Radio Nottingham (RealPlayer needed)
Audio interview with Ian Atkins from BBC Radio Devon (RealPlayer needed)
Disappointed Stags boss Peter Shirtliff said: "I thought we were poor in their box today and we didn't really make things happen.
"It was a poor game early on and then they got a break in our box from a hotly disputed free kick and scored.
"We had the same situation where we had the same sort of break from a free kick in their box but the keeper saved it. That just about sums the game up.
"Apart from Hamshaw and Boulding early on I don't think we created another chance until near the death.
"We never really looked like scoring. But we have got to get on with it and once they start realising what they have got to and start competing and being stronger then we have chance of getting a few results.
"I was disappointed with our determination and aggression in their box which was non-existent.
"We have got a few knocks and bruises as well as players feeling sorry for themselves and I am not interested in the Portsmouth game right now."
On the disputed free kick, he added: "I don't know what the referee was playing at.
"He turned round and thought the ball was in play but it never was. Giles was never going to take it so he rolled it to Alan Sheehan. The kick hadn't been taken."
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