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Gainsborough Trinity boss Frecklington rues “moment of madness”

By Matt Bishop

Gainsborough Trinity boss Dave Frecklington has bemoaned a “moment of madness” from his side after they lost at Brackley Town.

The National League North strugglers defied their lowly league position for 75 minutes on Saturday afternoon, but two late goals from Aaron Williams and Jimmy Armson gifted the Saints three points and condemned Gainsborough to another defeat.

Frecklington was particularly annoyed with Brackley’s opener, scored by Williams, and the manager told Lincolnshire Live: “I didn’t think there was anything in the game until they scored in the 75th minute.

“I thought we were tactically spot on against a side fighting for promotion. But it was a moment of madness. It came from our throw and then one long ball.

“All that hard work for 75 minutes and then there’s a lapse of concentration and us not defending properly.

“Then, after that, our game management was poor. We looked like we were going to concede eight or nine. We went to pieces in the last 15 minutes and were at sixes and sevens.”

“Everything you’d want in an away performance was there for 75 minutes. We were superb. But the game doesn’t last for 75 minutes, it lasts for more than 90.

“And if your game management can’t be right for 90 minutes then you’re not going to win a game of football.

“There were loads of positives but we should never have lost that game. I can’t accept people making errors like we did.”

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