York City boss positive despite late Tranmere leveller

York City centre-back Keith Lowe celebrates his opening goal against Tranmere Rovers at Prenton Park in Sky Bet League Two.        Picture: Gordon Clayton

York City centre-back Keith Lowe celebrates his opening goal against Tranmere Rovers at Prenton Park in Sky Bet League Two. Picture: Gordon Clayton

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YORK CITY boss Nigel Worthington remained upbeat despite a late show from Tranmere Rovers denying his side a three-point haul from their opening Sky Bet League Two encounter.

The Minstermen, thanks to Keith Lowe’s second half goal, looked to be on their way to victory at Prenton Park only for James Rowe to rescue a point for the home side with a stoppage time equaliser in a 1-1 draw.

Worthington said his new look side would have to quickly learn to see out matches when in winning positions but a reflective Bootham Crescent chief said: “That’s the game of football.

“I thought it was a very good point away from home. If you had said that to me prior to the game I would have taken it.

“They have just come out of League One, we were away from home but you are so close to getting the three.

“We must learn to manage that last two minutes to see it through. There was a lot of endeavour out there, a lot of good play at times. I would like us to tidy up the passing and make it a little bit crisper but that will come with games.

“I was very pleased with the performance and the commitment.”

“The players are disappointed,” he added. “That’s life. You deal with it, it is how you bounce back. There are a lot of good things to take out of the game. The big thing we have got to learn is to manage the game and see it through to the final whistle.

“We had two opportunities to clear the ball on the left hand side and just knock it in behind and squeeze up. We played a silly little ball inside and then, the second one, we chipped the ball about 20 yards just over the half-way line which Tranmere picked up and it is coming back at you.

“It’s about keeping the ball, putting the ball in behind the opposition, getting yourself up the pitch and trying to get a throw in and a corner.

“But they have got League One players in that group. The only disappointment is that you are so close but, in the game, so far away.

“We will take a point and we will move on.”

Worthington was without major summer signing Jake Hyde, the former Barnet striker injuring a knee in a training ground challenge with Michael Ingham last Thursday.

“He had a coming together and it’s just a bump at the top of the calf,” he said. “It can be quite sore but I would like to think he shouldn’t be too far away.”

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4:11pm Mon 11 Aug 14

dadster says...

Couldn't make it to the game so can only go on other peoples comments and that of NW but it seems it was a game we should have seen out once we had taken the lead although from reading the match report it appears Tranmere could also have scored more goals so could have been worse.

Overall like many others I would have happily taken a point beforehand and whilst it's always frustrating when you concede a late goal it will happen to every team at some stage this season even the best ones. You can always pick fault with every goal you concede, the key thing is to take out the positives, learn from it and move on.

Like I've said before 10 games is when I will start to assess where we could aim this season but one thing is for sure I am the most confident I have been that we are equipped to do well since we returned to league football. However, with virtually every club making widespread changes each season it will take time for the league to settle and to understand who is likely to challenge.

My only slight worry is that until we get both Fletcher and Hyde fully fit we will continue to struggle to score goals which will mean we are always open to one mistake costing us.
Couldn't make it to the game so can only go on other peoples comments and that of NW but it seems it was a game we should have seen out once we had taken the lead although from reading the match report it appears Tranmere could also have scored more goals so could have been worse. Overall like many others I would have happily taken a point beforehand and whilst it's always frustrating when you concede a late goal it will happen to every team at some stage this season even the best ones. You can always pick fault with every goal you concede, the key thing is to take out the positives, learn from it and move on. Like I've said before 10 games is when I will start to assess where we could aim this season but one thing is for sure I am the most confident I have been that we are equipped to do well since we returned to league football. However, with virtually every club making widespread changes each season it will take time for the league to settle and to understand who is likely to challenge. My only slight worry is that until we get both Fletcher and Hyde fully fit we will continue to struggle to score goals which will mean we are always open to one mistake costing us. dadster
  • Score: 14

5:43pm Mon 11 Aug 14

OLD - HEAD says...

A very diplomatic response from Nigel Worthington, but deep down I bet that he was seething after watching us throw away maximum points. Instead of ballooning the ball carelessly anywhere, City only had to retain possession to frustrate Tranmere. Their crowd were already silenced, and they were expecting defeat. We see this week in and week out at Bootham Crescent, as teams attempt to hang on to what they have got. A very encouraging performance by York City, but we have to be more streetwise, and learn to kill teams off.
A very diplomatic response from Nigel Worthington, but deep down I bet that he was seething after watching us throw away maximum points. Instead of ballooning the ball carelessly anywhere, City only had to retain possession to frustrate Tranmere. Their crowd were already silenced, and they were expecting defeat. We see this week in and week out at Bootham Crescent, as teams attempt to hang on to what they have got. A very encouraging performance by York City, but we have to be more streetwise, and learn to kill teams off. OLD - HEAD
  • Score: 22

8:17pm Mon 11 Aug 14

bill bailey says...

OLD - HEAD wrote:
A very diplomatic response from Nigel Worthington, but deep down I bet that he was seething after watching us throw away maximum points. Instead of ballooning the ball carelessly anywhere, City only had to retain possession to frustrate Tranmere. Their crowd were already silenced, and they were expecting defeat. We see this week in and week out at Bootham Crescent, as teams attempt to hang on to what they have got. A very encouraging performance by York City, but we have to be more streetwise, and learn to kill teams off.
I agree with you. against 10 men, the better team, 3minutes to go you play keep ball around their corner flags you don't play long balls from your own box, Its bad reading of the game, the captain should have passed the word around, in the situation as it was i'm not happy with a point, we were the better side it was 3 point game we should have won. saying we would have been happy to have settled for a draw before a ball was kicked is not relevant its about how the game was played, they didn't deserve the point, we deserved the 3 points,. The same thing happened at least three times last season, I hope it wont happen many times this.
[quote][p][bold]OLD - HEAD[/bold] wrote: A very diplomatic response from Nigel Worthington, but deep down I bet that he was seething after watching us throw away maximum points. Instead of ballooning the ball carelessly anywhere, City only had to retain possession to frustrate Tranmere. Their crowd were already silenced, and they were expecting defeat. We see this week in and week out at Bootham Crescent, as teams attempt to hang on to what they have got. A very encouraging performance by York City, but we have to be more streetwise, and learn to kill teams off.[/p][/quote]I agree with you. against 10 men, the better team, 3minutes to go you play keep ball around their corner flags you don't play long balls from your own box, Its bad reading of the game, the captain should have passed the word around, in the situation as it was i'm not happy with a point, we were the better side it was 3 point game we should have won. saying we would have been happy to have settled for a draw before a ball was kicked is not relevant its about how the game was played, they didn't deserve the point, we deserved the 3 points,. The same thing happened at least three times last season, I hope it wont happen many times this. bill bailey
  • Score: 7

10:42am Tue 12 Aug 14

FortessBC says...

NW has been in the game long enough not to let a last gasp equaliser get to him. Obviously its disappointing but it happens up and down the country week in week out, thats what makes the game so appealing and frustrating at the same time. Tranmeres manager said the goal papered over the cracks in what was a poor performance by them, we can take lots of positives from our first game. On a different matter did you see Nick Pope sat warming the bench for Charlton on Saturday, hope the lad gets an opportunity soon
NW has been in the game long enough not to let a last gasp equaliser get to him. Obviously its disappointing but it happens up and down the country week in week out, thats what makes the game so appealing and frustrating at the same time. Tranmeres manager said the goal papered over the cracks in what was a poor performance by them, we can take lots of positives from our first game. On a different matter did you see Nick Pope sat warming the bench for Charlton on Saturday, hope the lad gets an opportunity soon FortessBC
  • Score: 5

2:18pm Tue 12 Aug 14

bill bailey says...

FortessBC wrote:
NW has been in the game long enough not to let a last gasp equaliser get to him. Obviously its disappointing but it happens up and down the country week in week out, thats what makes the game so appealing and frustrating at the same time. Tranmeres manager said the goal papered over the cracks in what was a poor performance by them, we can take lots of positives from our first game. On a different matter did you see Nick Pope sat warming the bench for Charlton on Saturday, hope the lad gets an opportunity soon
I cant see him staying there much longer , what I hear some of their supporters aren't happy that he is second choice, I understand there is an offer on the table for him and he's happy with the conditions the premier club is offering.
[quote][p][bold]FortessBC[/bold] wrote: NW has been in the game long enough not to let a last gasp equaliser get to him. Obviously its disappointing but it happens up and down the country week in week out, thats what makes the game so appealing and frustrating at the same time. Tranmeres manager said the goal papered over the cracks in what was a poor performance by them, we can take lots of positives from our first game. On a different matter did you see Nick Pope sat warming the bench for Charlton on Saturday, hope the lad gets an opportunity soon[/p][/quote]I cant see him staying there much longer , what I hear some of their supporters aren't happy that he is second choice, I understand there is an offer on the table for him and he's happy with the conditions the premier club is offering. bill bailey
  • Score: -2

2:35pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Yorkie41 says...

bill bailey wrote:
FortessBC wrote:
NW has been in the game long enough not to let a last gasp equaliser get to him. Obviously its disappointing but it happens up and down the country week in week out, thats what makes the game so appealing and frustrating at the same time. Tranmeres manager said the goal papered over the cracks in what was a poor performance by them, we can take lots of positives from our first game. On a different matter did you see Nick Pope sat warming the bench for Charlton on Saturday, hope the lad gets an opportunity soon
I cant see him staying there much longer , what I hear some of their supporters aren't happy that he is second choice, I understand there is an offer on the table for him and he's happy with the conditions the premier club is offering.
Pitty City could not keep Nick Pope a little longer. Best of luck to the young lad.
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FortessBC[/bold] wrote: NW has been in the game long enough not to let a last gasp equaliser get to him. Obviously its disappointing but it happens up and down the country week in week out, thats what makes the game so appealing and frustrating at the same time. Tranmeres manager said the goal papered over the cracks in what was a poor performance by them, we can take lots of positives from our first game. On a different matter did you see Nick Pope sat warming the bench for Charlton on Saturday, hope the lad gets an opportunity soon[/p][/quote]I cant see him staying there much longer , what I hear some of their supporters aren't happy that he is second choice, I understand there is an offer on the table for him and he's happy with the conditions the premier club is offering.[/p][/quote]Pitty City could not keep Nick Pope a little longer. Best of luck to the young lad. Yorkie41
  • Score: 2

7:14pm Tue 12 Aug 14

bill bailey says...

Yorkie41 wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
FortessBC wrote:
NW has been in the game long enough not to let a last gasp equaliser get to him. Obviously its disappointing but it happens up and down the country week in week out, thats what makes the game so appealing and frustrating at the same time. Tranmeres manager said the goal papered over the cracks in what was a poor performance by them, we can take lots of positives from our first game. On a different matter did you see Nick Pope sat warming the bench for Charlton on Saturday, hope the lad gets an opportunity soon
I cant see him staying there much longer , what I hear some of their supporters aren't happy that he is second choice, I understand there is an offer on the table for him and he's happy with the conditions the premier club is offering.
Pitty City could not keep Nick Pope a little longer. Best of luck to the young lad.
Hello Yorkie yes your right its the old story Some make um, And some break um, what I wrote is 100%, I think he might give it a month or two then he will want out unless he is first choice, I know for a fact he was watched by 4 clubs while he was with us, but Charlton said no deal to them,
[quote][p][bold]Yorkie41[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FortessBC[/bold] wrote: NW has been in the game long enough not to let a last gasp equaliser get to him. Obviously its disappointing but it happens up and down the country week in week out, thats what makes the game so appealing and frustrating at the same time. Tranmeres manager said the goal papered over the cracks in what was a poor performance by them, we can take lots of positives from our first game. On a different matter did you see Nick Pope sat warming the bench for Charlton on Saturday, hope the lad gets an opportunity soon[/p][/quote]I cant see him staying there much longer , what I hear some of their supporters aren't happy that he is second choice, I understand there is an offer on the table for him and he's happy with the conditions the premier club is offering.[/p][/quote]Pitty City could not keep Nick Pope a little longer. Best of luck to the young lad.[/p][/quote]Hello Yorkie yes your right its the old story Some make um, And some break um, what I wrote is 100%, I think he might give it a month or two then he will want out unless he is first choice, I know for a fact he was watched by 4 clubs while he was with us, but Charlton said no deal to them, bill bailey
  • Score: -1

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