McIlroy laments missed opportunity
Published : 25 Aug 2010 11:30:27
Morecambe boss Sammy McIlroy was left to bemoan his side's luck after they gave away an early lead in the 3-1 Carling Cup defeat to Burnley.Phil Jevons stroked home his first goal of the season to give the League Two side the lead before Chris Eagles fired home Steve Thompson's lay-off to equalise.Thompson made no mistake from the spot to put the Clarets ahead and Kevin McDonald's long-range shot found the net to give Brian Laws' men the win.McIlroy said: "We had a great start and took the lead and could have had a second not long after which would have made things really interesting."But Burnley scored a good goal to come back into it and it was always going to be tough after that although we did continue to cause them problems."We hit the crossbar and had a couple of half chances but we gave away a soft penalty again and that gave Burnley the advantage they needed. I was pleased with the way we battled right to the end but when they scored a third with a cruel deflection it was game over."