Scunthorpe United manager Stuart McCall has expressed his disappointment at the two goals which his side conceded in the 2-0 home defeat to Peterborough United at Glanford Park this afternoon.
There was little to separate the two sides in Lincolnshire in a game which was ultimately decided by two simple second half goals scored by Peterborough United frontman Matt Godden.
The defeat was Scunthorpe United’s second in Sky Bet League One in a matter of eight days after previously enjoying an improved run under new manager McCall. After the match, The Iron boss told The72 that the quality of the two goals conceded by his side was a bitter pill to swallow.
“The biggest disappointment is the two soft goals that we’ve conceded” said McCall.
“We know that the second was a goalkeeping error and that happens in football but that deflated us.
“For the first goal, we switch off, we slip off at the back post and we let Godden nip in.
“We come in at half-time and we’ve had a couple of good chances. Stephen (Humphrys) should score but goes it over, Ryan’s (Colclough) had a chance and the keeper makes a save.
“We looked the side more likely to score so it is really disappointing to lose the game today in the manner that we have done.”
After falling two goals behind with half an hour to go, Scunthorpe United showed little fightback and that was another thing which disappointed McCall.
The Iron boss said “I wanted to see more spine and fightback and belief that we could get back in the game.
“I believe in them but with Ike (Ugbo) not with us and George Thomas away, we were limited in the attacking options which we could use to get us back in the game.
“I’m frustrated because they’re a good side but there was nothing in it and on another day, if we take our chances, it could have been different.”
Scunthorpe United had 54% of the possession and had six more shots on goal than the opposition and McCall was happy to take those positives out of the game.
“For large parts, I thought we dominated the game.
“Funzo (Ojo) was back to his best, Ryan (Colclough) is always a threat, the front two had their moments and we defended well and the full-backs did what they needed to do.
“I thought we handled what they had to throw at us reasonably well in the first half but in the end, football is about managing 96 minutes not just 45.”
Scunthorpe United will look to bounce back from the defeat when they travel to Wycombe Wanderers next Saturday.