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15 September 2018

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Phil Brown was honest in his reflections following the Town’s first defeat of the season at the Energy Check County Ground.

Byron Moore scored two for Bury who won on the road for the first time this season with Luke Woolfenden equalising for the Robins, five minutes before Moore’s second.

Brown was frustrated by the result, and let the press know that his team were, very simply, not good enough on the day.

“We didn’t make it difficult enough for them – even with the ball, which has probably been one of our strengths this year, we were poor. Without the ball, we were poor as well.”

“I tried everything I possibly could from the touchline but it’s too late when a manager has to make that many changes – 30 minutes, 55 minutes and then a change in system. I can take blame for that – I can take responsibility.”

Utimately, Brown put the defeat down to the Shakers’ ability to stop the flow of the game and frustrate his team.

“We didn’t look like we were going anywhere  - we didn’t ever really have a strong foothold in the game.

“They had better players than us on the day and that's the first time I’ve had to say that since the Lincoln game – it’s deflating to tell you the truth because I’ve been really impressed with the attitude and ability of the teams I’ve been putting out there(so far this season).”

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