Clark slams 'abysmal defending'

07 October 2009 08:52
Huddersfield Town manager Lee Clark accused his side of "abysmal defending" as they went out of the JP Trophy on penalties to Chesterfield on Tuesday.The Terriers lost 4-2 on spot-kicks after coming from 3-1 down to draw 3-3. [LNB]Clark told BBC Radio Leeds: "Forget about the penalties because that's just a lottery. I would never have a go at a player because they missed a penalty. [LNB]"The cup tie went to penalties because we defended absolutely abysmally for their second and third goals." [LNB]All six goals came in the second half as Huddersfield twice came from behind, including two goals in injury time from Anthony Pilkington - his second of the game - and Nathan Clarke, to force a shoot-out.[LNB] [LNB][LNB] bbc.fmtj.av.emp.load( function() { bbc.fmtj.av.emp.loadEmp("emp_8294191"); });Pilkington and Jim Goodwin both missed penalties as Town crashed out, but Clark felt it should never have got to that stage. [LNB]"We shouldn't be in that position - we dominated proceedings for so long but there's got to be end product to all this good play," he said. [LNB]"We have to be football-intelligent for the second goal and take the foul, and for the third goal we gave away possession in our own box - it's football suicide. [LNB]"We can't be coming and dominating proceedings, certainly like we did in the early part of the game, and then giving goals away like we have - it's not conducive to winning football matches."

Source: BBC_Sport