Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

No Sympathy for Keeper as Howler Costs Rochdale Dear

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

No Sympathy for Keeper as Howler Costs Rochdale Dear

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ROCHDALE boss Keith Hill refused to sugar-coat Josh Lillis' decisive mistake in their 2-1 home defeat against Plymouth Argyle.

Lillis' 80th-minute howler proved decisive, but the manager said his goalkeeper didn't need sympathy.

"Sympathy? You may as well phone the vicar!" said Hill. "There's no sympathy in football, the result will stand and I think, personally - and I am not trying to hit Josh with a hard stick - but it's a goalkeeping mistake.

"Football is tough, it's a reflection of society at times. We controlled the game and I know the data will show they had two shots on target and one of them was of our own making. I'm disappointed with the result but I'm not too disappointed with the way we played, the way we controlled the game and defended, the way we attacked and got possession into the final third. …

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