Another day, another grumbling League One manager. Thankfully Brentford boss Uwe Rosler is rather more measured in his response than Tuesday night's rant from Karl Robinson, but the German is still not a happy bunny, becoming the latest manager to complain about the Huish Park pitch after a defeat, inferring that the game wouldn't have gone ahead if it had been played at a higher level.
Rosler pointed to his own side's failure to take their chances during the first half, before Paddy Madden's opener set the Glovers on their way. Bees striker Clayton Donaldson had a series of good chances, whilst Tom Adeyemi and Harry Forrester also had good opportunities, but on each occasion they found Glovers keeper Marek Stech in fine form.
The Bees boss felt that was when his side should have taken the game by the scruff on the neck, but admitted that the second goal from Ed Upson killed the game:
"I think we were the far better team in the first 35 minutes, but we made one mistake and they punished us straight away. We had six or seven chances to take the lead. In the last month we have had three or four goals scored against us from shots outside of the box which have gone into the top corner. It's was a great bit of individual skill. The game was lost after the second goal. You have to score in your good periods and we had so many chances in the first half. We had to take at least one of them."
With the game being played on a heavy pitch, that had taken plenty of snow and rain during the month of January, it was no surprise that the surface cut up during today's match. Rosler complained that they found it difficult to play football during the second period, going as far as to suggest that a Premier League referee would not have allowed the match to go ahead:
"They were more clinical than us, and in the second half Yeovil were defensively very solid. We didn't create enough and our set-pieces were not good enough. The longer the game went on the more the pitch cut up and it was difficult to play our game. They beat MK Dons this way and now they've beaten us. If this was a Premier League pitch I don't think the game would have gone ahead."
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