22nd Sep, 2018

Robins 'bitterly disappointed' following Yeovil loss

FOOTBALL: A SECOND half strike from Yeovil Town’s Olufela Olomola confirmed Coventry’s second successive League Two defeat on Saturday afternoon.

Mark Robins’ men dropped out of the playoff zone after Rhys Browne’s strike on 27 minutes was followed up by Olomola’s effort 15 minutes from time.

The loss demotes the Sky Blues to tenth in the table, four points short of table toppers Exeter City.

Robins was keen to move on from Saturday’s loss though, explaining his side must take the defeat on the chin, learn, and move on.

He said: “I am disappointed. I am also annoyed at the fact that we have had two unbelievably blatant penalties not given.

“A mistake from us gifted them their first goal.

“We played really well. We opened them up. We should have gone in front, and then the mistake put us on the back foot.

“We have to learn quickly. Playing against us is a cup final for everybody. You can hear that when they walk past our dressing room.

“We have heard what the supporters think and that is absolutely fine because we feel that way too, we all do.”

Despite losing, Robins was pleased with elements of his side’s performance from Saturday.

“If you look at the overall result it pales into insignificance but I have to take some sort of positive from it,” said Robins.

“There were bits of good play and some of it was downright bad luck and bad decision making on quite a few people’s part today.”

A defensive error gifted Yeovil their opening goal of the afternoon as the Sky Blues failed to make an impression up front.

Following a goalkeeping blunder last week, Liam O’Brien was again under fire as Browne rounded the City keeper after coming out of his area in an attempt to clear a through ball.

But O’Brien came a yard short, making Browne’s task of scoring simple.

Robins said: “Chris Stokes had it covered and Liam O‘Brien should have stayed in his goal and he knows that.

“Maybe last week’s mistake played on his mind but his decision making in that instance was not great.

“We did miss Rod McDonald also but Dominic Hyam is an able replacement for him.

“We did okay for the first 25 minutes but this is a 90-minute game and it wasn’t good enough.

“We could have been talking about today in very different terms. I am bitterly disappointed.”

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