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Flitcroft curses blunt Bury

Last Updated: Sat, 01 Mar 2014 18:57

Bury boss David Flitcroft was left to rue a lack of cutting edge as his side's fine run was brought to an end as they lost 2-1 to Cheltenham.

The visitors opened the scoring in the 16th minute when Daniel Nardiello skipped past Steve Elliott and squared to Clive Platt, who tapped in from close range.

But their lead lasted for less than two minutes, with Ashley Vincent racing onto Jamie Cureton's pass and beating Brian Jensen with a shot inside the bottom right corner.

Jensen made a fine reaction stop to keep out Byron Harrison's header but he was beaten with eight minutes left as McGlashan's fine run and cross on the right was touched in by Harrison for his 12th of the season.

"We have to make sure we are more clinical because we should have left this building with at least a draw," Flitcroft said.

"We haven't and we won't live in the past, we just have to learn from it. We'll regroup and prepare for the Rochdale game.

"The first goal for them energised them. If we'd stayed in front for a few more minutes it could have been different. For 20 minutes in the second half they couldn't get the ball of us, but you have to score in that time or the possession means nothing.

"We weren't ruthless enough in front of goal, which we were on Tuesday night. With the way we build and play through the pitch, we'll be all right.

"Clive Platt doesn't get the goals his workrate deserves, but it was a decent day's work for him."

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