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Bury boss fumes at 'pathetic' free-kick
BURY manager Kevin Blackwell was disappointed to leave with nothing after his side enjoyed a good spell in the second half.
The Shakers were the better side for 25 minutes after the break and cancelled out Danny Rose’s opening goal through a tap-in from Tom Soares.
But Oxford United hit back to win the game through Johnny Mullins ten minutes from time Blackwell, whose team lost their opening game against Chesterfield, felt they had done enough to gain their first point of the season.
He said: “Coming to Oxford we knew it was going to be tough, but in the second half it was one-way traffic.
“I’m disappointed we conceded a goal before half-time, but we came back and showed terrific character. “We were totally on top and dominating, but just didn’t finish off the approach play.
“You’ve got to take something from games like that if you want to be up the top, it’s as simple as that.”
The former Leeds boss felt particularly aggrieved by the decision to award the U’s a free-kick, from which Rose opened the scoring.
He said: “I thought it was absolutely pathetic, unfortunately you get done now for talking about referees, but it’s hard when you work all week and see something like that. “It was a nothing foul.”
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