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ADAMS RUES MISSED CHANCES

6 November 2021

Derek Adams was left frustrated by his side’s draw with Exeter City in the first round of the Emirates FA Cup.

The Bantams conceded a late goal to confirm a midweek trip to St James Park for a replay against the Grecians, for a place in the second round of the cup.

Adams was disappointed by City’s lack of goals, as they were pegged back in the 85th minute, despite dominating for large portions of the game.

He said: “As a manager, you set up your team to create chances, and we did that. We just did not put them in the back of the net.

“We obviously want to be through to the next round of the FA Cup, but we have not been able to put the game to bed.

“We were in that 18-yard box so many times, and really should have been putting the opportunities away.

“We were the better team throughout the afternoon.”

Despite the frustration surrounding the result, Adams praised his side's relentless chance creation during their search for a second goal.

The Scot was pleased with the volume of opportunities made by the Bantams, and was delighted with the way Theo Robinson took his goal.

He added: “We created so many good chances again. We were against a team fourth in the league and 15 games unbeaten, yet we deserved to win the match.

“We hit the bar, hit the post, their goalkeeper made some really good saves and we missed some great opportunities.

“The way Theo took it, he had a lot to do, because he had to take it on with a 15-yard sprint to beat the defender.

“I think he did very well to stay composed and finish it off.”

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