Duberry deflated with defeat

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OXFORD United fell short at both ends of the pitch in the final home game of the season, according to Michael Duberry, writes DAVID PRITCHARD.

The U’s went down 2-0 to Southend United at the Kassam Stadium, a result which leaves their play-off hopes hanging by a thread.

Duberry conceded the free-kick from which Ryan Hall opened the scoring, with the help of a glaring error from goalkeeper Connor Ripley, while Bilel Mohsni was unmarked to head in the second goal.

At the other end, the U’s had another off day in front of goal.

Duberry said: “The first 45 minutes cost us dearly, put us on the back foot again and now we have to hope Lady Luck comes into play for the last day of the season.

“We started well, but faded after that and a few bad decisions were costly – we went to sleep twice, went 2-0 down and didn’t recover.

“Without giving too much of a hard luck story, our mistakes are being punished and we’re not getting rewarded at the other end.

“We keep going, thinking it will drop for us, but it hasn’t.

“But we’ve got a lot more in the side than just relying on things dropping for us – we should be doing a lot more.”

For the veteran defender, eighth place in npower League Two is scant reward for the season as a whole.

He said: “They say the league table doesn’t lie.

“Do we deserve to be there? You can’t argue with the table, but I’m just hugely frustrated because I train every day with this squad and eighth is disappointing.”

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2:47pm Mon 30 Apr 12

gnash21 says...

We need a coach that is attack minded. We can't seem to play the final ball to anyone. We always turn and go back (defensive). Our forwards have there backs to goal all the time you can't score if you can't see the goal. We need a few new players, new formation and new coaches. We are not better off then last season as we have won the same amount of games. I personally think we have ended the season with a weaker team then we had last season!

COYY maybe luck might be with us on Saturday!
We need a coach that is attack minded. We can't seem to play the final ball to anyone. We always turn and go back (defensive). Our forwards have there backs to goal all the time you can't score if you can't see the goal. We need a few new players, new formation and new coaches. We are not better off then last season as we have won the same amount of games. I personally think we have ended the season with a weaker team then we had last season! COYY maybe luck might be with us on Saturday! gnash21
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4:18pm Mon 30 Apr 12

YellowRose says...

Remember that Crewe missed a pen on Saturday so it might have all been over by now!!!
Remember that Crewe missed a pen on Saturday so it might have all been over by now!!! YellowRose
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