Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Hill Unhappy with Keeper despite Win

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Hill Unhappy with Keeper despite Win

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KEITH Hill's pleasure at reaching the second round of the FA Cup with a 2-1 win over Gateshed was tempered by a couple of on-field issues.

Firstly, the Dale chief felt his side fell into cruise control when they went two goals up midway through the first half after an own goal from Jon Mellish and Ian Henderson's 100th goal for the club.

And his frustration was compounded by a couple of slips from goalkeeper Brandon Moore, one of which handed Mellish a 49th-minute goal to set up a tense second half.

"From a mental point of view, 2-0 can be a dangerous scoreline," he said. "We showed plenty of energy in the first half to break the opponents down and when we did, it's as if we went into cruise control and that's very dangerous. I tried to pre-warn the players at half-time but we fell into the trap. …

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