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Gary: It was a good performance by them and a poor one from us – video

13 January 2018

Gary Johnson admitted that his Cheltenham Town side need to break teams down at home after a disappointing defeat to high-flying Accrington Stanley at The LCI Rail Stadium.

A 21st minute header from Billy Kee and a second half tap-in from Kayden Jackson ensured that the three points headed back up to Lancashire, leaving the Robins 16th in the Sky Bet League Two table.

"It was a frustrating game," said Johnson. "It wasn't last week of course but today it was because we didn't get the first goal which we were hoping to after we had the first chance."

"They got the first goal and were very strong with their two banks of four at the back and you've got to try and break them down, which we didn't really do until the end when it was too late."

Kee and Jackson netted either side of half-time, and the Robins boss was disappointed that his defence didn't deal with the well-travelled strikers.

"They leave their two lads up front who are lively and experienced players and that first goal came from a mistake," said Johnson.

"We didn't pick the experienced Billy Kee up, we did have somebody on him but he knows he's made a mistake.

"The second one was just a break where they kicked it up field and we weren't anywhere near them when they broke and he got in and we gave them that goal."

"Teams know that they can take their time when one nil up, especially away from home.

"They were solid and we didn't break them down until it was too late when we hit the crossbar and post in the last five minutes."

"At home we haven't played well enough to break teams down that get people behind the ball."

"Tactically it was a good performance by them and a poor one from us."

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