SHIRTLIFF AND BARKER REACTION
Audio interview with Peter Shirtliff and Richie Barker from Mansfield 103.2 (file is 0.6 Mb). Clips here
(apologies for sound quality - Martin)
Audio interview with Peter Shirtliff from BBC Radio Nottingham (RealPlayer needed)
Stags boss Peter Shirtliff said: "I have told my players that at this club we seem to take two steps forward and then three steps back.
"I thought this game was there for us, even at half-time I felt we were capable of getting back into it and getting a result.
"But I can't remember a shot on their goal in the second half which worries me.
"There were too many bad decisions from my players. We didn't create enough by a long way and if you don't hurt the opposition then they hurt you.
"Their first goal came from pretty much their first forage into our half and stemmed from our own free kick which was ridiculous.
"We started off very well but never created enough clear cut openings and our final ball was poor as was our final decision whether to pass, shot or cross."
Bury boss Chris Casper said: "It was very important that we got back on track today after the three defeats. I thought we played well in patches and dominated possession as the game wore on.
"The players looked jaded at the start, but we managed to stem the flow and eventually got what we deserved.
"The clean sheet was a massive bonus, 'Jonesy' (Lee Jones) didn't have a lot to do but what he did he did well. The fact he had little to do was down to a magnificent defence and two excellent centre halves.
"|Everyone worked very hard defensively and to keep players of the calibre of Barker, Brown and Hamshaw quiet is a tribute to them."
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