Danny Hone claims all three goals conceded at AFC Fylde were ‘avoidable’, but believes the team can bounce back tomorrow afternoon against Harrogate Town.
“It’s a tough one to take,” said the powerful centre-half.
“I’ve held my hands up today, two goals were my fault that could have been avoided.
“We deserved more, we played really well; we had lots of chances and deserved something from the game.
“We’re downbeat but we can’t be too disheartened. We can quickly put it right on Monday.
“We knew what to expect [from Fylde]. To be honest all three goals were avoidable.
“The first one, we didn’t come out quick enough to close down, which we pride ourselves on. The second was a ‘nothing’ one really. I’ve tried to clear it out for a corner and just caught it too sweet. The last one, I just didn’t get tight enough but that’s come from a throw-in beforehand.
“But that’s just something to look at. We didn’t look too troubled from open play and it was just three sloppy goals.”
Despite the unfortunate nature of the result, Hone did acknowledge how well he has settled alongside central defensive partner Scott Garner.
“I’ve played against him [Scott] a few times so we know parts of each other’s game anyway.
“We’ve slipped in together quite easily. I’d like to think we’ll keep a few more clean sheets than we are at the moment – but that’s a team thing and we’ll keep on working on that.”
And Hone certainly believes the squad are capable of bouncing back and mounting a real challenge this season.
“We’ve got a really good set of lads in there.
“Yes, you won’t win every game in a season so it’s about how you bounce back. We’ll be exactly the same as we always are, starting on the front foot.
“It’s a defeat. No one’s died, it’s not the end of the world – we just have to dust ourselves down and go again.”
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