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Yates: Decisions Went Against Us

3 August 2013

Mark Yates disappointed with key decisions that influenced the game but happy with first half display.

Robins chief Mark Yates speaking to the press following this afternoon's 2-2 draw versus Burton:

"I thought for 44 minutes we were superb. I spent about 2 hours at a manager's meeting in Walsall and half an hour was spent on deliberate hand balls and how the referee has given that against Russ Penn today I will never know. How he booked Terry Gornell, I will never know. He got them back into the game.

"There was clear contact on Terry Gornell but perhaps the referee is a little ring rusty on the first day. You cannot book him for that because it was a penalty and they got away with it. Having said that credit to Burton because they fought back.

"We were very, very good in the first half but that goal has deflated us and then it was a sloppy goal from a set piece to equalise. It was two decent teams but we're pretty disappointed that the referee has influenced the game.

"I thought we could have won that game and Sam Deering had a good effort off the bar and Zack had a chance too. I'm pleased but of course there is still plenty to be better at but there are some positives. I'm pleased with the new signings but it's about the whole team and I thought we were superb for the first 45 minutes.

"I'm frustrated, of course I am because they weren't in the game and they got given a lifeline but credit to them for taking it. There were lots of positives but unfortunately two decisions in both boxes went against us."

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