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Rob Edwards refuses to blame result on lack of Telford leaders

By Joe Edwards | AFC Telford United | Published: | Last Updated:

Dejected boss Rob Edwards insists a lack of leaders has nothing to do with AFC Telford United's struggles.

A bad night for Rob Edwards

The Bucks are second from bottom in National League North and reeling after a 3-0 home defeat to Curzon Ashton.

A youthful Telford side were picked apart by the Nash - who had gone seven matches without winning.

On the loss, Edwards said: "I don't think it's anything to do with leaders.

"The goals were just poor goals to give away.

"You look at the first half, we dominated every single area.

"Alright, we conceded a goal - but we had a couple of one-on-ones, numerous chances.

"No one would have questioned any leaders then.

"But their second goal changed the game's complexion and it did look like we lost belief. People were having a few doubts.

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"It's not a question of leaders, it's a question of having quality - at the right times.

"We lacked quality and decision-making at key times."

Ben McKenna and Niall Cummins netted either side of a stunning strike from Jake Dunwoody for the visitors, in front of 747 fans - the joint-lowest attendance for a home league game this term.

Amari Morgan-Smith missed a penalty for the Bucks late on.

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"We could have been 4-1 up at half time, but we weren't," said Edwards.

"We were very good in the first half. But as good as we were in the first half, we were that poor in the second half.

"It has been too often the case this season. Not often enough are we getting that full 90 minutes.

"That's why we are where we are."

Telford now have to dust themselves down ahead of a trip to Tamworth on Saturday.

Edwards added: "The first goal, I've got to see it back.

"The second one, we gifted possession away and he's stuck it in from 30 yards.

"It was avoidable and the third one was a mix-up, horrible.

"The atmosphere then was toxic - Edwards out, we're going down, all of that.

"The lads have got to deal with it, it's difficult to play in that atmosphere.

"By then, though, the game was over."

Joe Edwards

By Joe Edwards
Trainee Multi-Media Sports Journalist - @JoeEdwards_Star

Sports reporter for the Express & Star and Shropshire Star.

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