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Heeley rues missed chances in derby defeat
WORCESTER City manager Carl Heeley felt his side’s 4-2 derby defeat against Gloucester City flattered the opposition.
City trailed to Jordan Goddard’s strike in first-half injury-time at Whaddon Road and conceded three times during six minutes at the start of the second period before Rob Elvins and Kyle Patterson halved the deficit.
But Heeley thought Worcester were the better side and should have been leading themselves at the break.
He said: “Sometimes things happen like that and at 4-0 it looks like you’re getting a thumping but I think it’s probably the most undeserved 4-0 I’ve ever seen.
"But if you don’t take your chances or defend properly then that’s the outcome unfortunately.
“If you look at the overall performance, it was decent in my opinion. I thought the game should have been dead and buried by the time Gloucester got their first goal.
“The first 10 minutes of the second-half everything they hit just went into the net although I’m not convinced on our defending on at least two or three of their goals.
“We kept going but once you’ve gone from 1-0 down to 4-0 within the space of 10 minutes you’ve got a massive mountain to climb. Even then, we created enough to have got something from the game.
“At least two out of their three goals were poor from a defensive point of view and all that hard work and endeavour creating chances is out of the window.”
He added: “When we’re in command of games and creating chances, we’ve got to score them.
“The creating of chances wasn’t the problem and hasn’t been a problem, we have created bags of chances in recent weeks. But the conversion rate to the chances is not great.”