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12 February 2022



12 February 2022

Derek Adams made his disappointment known, after City’s 1-0 loss at home to Exeter City.

Kieran Phillips’ dinked effort just shy of half-time was enough to seal victory for the Grecians and condemn the Bantams to their third home defeat of the season.

City manager Adams did not shirk his feelings when reflecting on the game, admitting Exeter took what they deserved.

He said: “Today was not to be. Coming off a win on Tuesday night away to Stevenage, it is a disappointment for us.

“We failed to open them up in the game. We were not good enough to get that goal.

“We gave ourselves a task, conceding to a side that knows how to see out games.

“In the end, Exeter deserved to win the match.”

Despite obtaining 47% of the game’s possession, the Bantams only managed a pass-completion rate of 53% throughout the contest.

Adams believes it was City’s wasteful play which cost them the game, citing poor interplay as the reason for a lack of openings.

He added: “We did not do well enough on the ball. We made a number of errors.

“We retained possession then gave the ball away quickly.

“I thought in the second half, with the passes we made, we gave possession away a good number of times when we did not have to.”

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