Yates slams 'pathetic' Robins

Cheltenham boss Mark Yates blasted his team for their weak defending after their 4-2 defeat to Oxford in the JPT.

Last Updated: 10/10/12 at 14:04

Yates: Blasts defence

Yates: Blasts defence

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

The U's hit back from behind twice through Tom Craddock and Harry Worley after Darryl Duffy opened the scoring for the Robins and Keith Lowe put the home side 2-1 up at the break.

But James Constable's first goal since February gave the visitors a second-half advantage and Peter Leven rounded off the scoring with a penalty 10 minutes from time.

"We have conceded four joke goals, absolutely pathetic and we were punished," Yates said. "We were in total control, but credit to them for sticking at it.

"We couldn't defend three straight balls and at this level, that's outrageous. We have some big, strong lads, but we let my goalkeeper (Scott Brown) down and we have to learn from our mistakes.

"He had no chance with the goals, but they had four or five shots all night and scored four times. We lost our way and we didn't work their keeper anywhere near enough."

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

think all those names linked to United exits make sense. Kagawa has never really looked like hitting the form he had at Dortmund and Fellaini is radioactive after last season (even though I think he's been unfairly singled out for criticism). Nani and Anderson have had more than their fair share of chances so they are done, and Hernandez deserves better than warming a bench.

ted, manchester
The Insecure Gossip

H

e'll be off to Spurs (or better) in January and I don't blame him. Looking forward to re-signing Grant Holt as his replacement though.

notalentjones
Benteke ignoring speculation

I

n fairness, he does look absolutely shattered in that photo.....

FairyNuff
Shaw told to shape up

Footer 365

Champions League: John Collins claims Celtic will have to be at best to get past Legia Warsaw

John Collins says Legia Warsaw pose a huge threat to his dream of Champions League football with Celtic this season.

Premier League: Daniel Sturridge confident Liverpool can shine without Luis Suarez

Daniel Sturridge believes Liverpool have the squad to handle Luis Suarez's exit and will challenge for top honours.

Transfer news: Simon Mignolet backs Liverpool target Divock Origi and welcomes Pepe Reina return

Liverpool are closing in on Divock Origi and the Belgium youngster has been tipped to shine in the Premier League.

Mail Box

Don't You Worry About Southampton...

We can't help but agree with one mailboxer who tries to calm the crisis-mongers gathering around Southampton, while we have mails on Man United's squad...

No Wonder Wenger Doesn't Buy British

That's if reports that Calum Chambers cost Arsenal £16m are to be believed. The English premium shows no signs of disappearing. Plus, worrying about poor Southampton...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property