Bradford (Park Avenue) manager John Deacey was in a positive mood despite losing 2-1 at fellow strugglers Brackley Town, but once again was left bemoaning a defensive mishap which scuppered any chance of Avenue taking any points from the game.
“I thought the performance was positive, I thought we attacked superbly.
“But when I made a decision to go to 3 (at the back), there wasn’t a defender within 15 yards of the number 10, and you cannot defend like that.
“But, apart from that- chance wise, possession wise, football wise- we were excellent. There was only one team in it all the game, but you’ve got to take the chances.”
Should Avenue have taken their chances, the game could quite easily have been won by 3 or 4 goals, but the visitors just couldn’t seem to hit the back of the net at St. James’ Park.
“There’s no underlying problem, the keeper’s pulled off a great save from Joe Colbeck, Chib (Chilaka) should have scored, but I thought some of the football we played was great.”
Fernando Moke, signed recently from Droylsden, made his debut alongside Jack Rea in the middle of midfield and looked impressive as the two of them controlled the game throughout.
“I thought Moke was excellent today, actually, there were loads of players that were positive.
“There are so many positives to take from today it’s unbelievable, but, well we should have won the game. But that’s football.”