23rd Jul, 2019

Holleran 'frustrated' by defensive wobbles despite York City draw

FOOTBALL: BRAKES boss Paul Holleran was left frustrated by elements of his side’s performance, despite rescuing a point against York City.

Holleran, who has guided Brakes to 15 points from 14 games, insisted his side should’ve – and could’ve – been more than a goal down at half-time against City at the Phillips 66 Community Stadium.

But two late goals boosted morale among Brakes’ camp, and Holleran’s men now sit four points clear of the three relegation spots – occupied by FC United of Manchester, Gainsborough Trinity, and North Ferriby United.

Speaking after the game, Holleran said: “I’m frustrated with elements of the performance but I’m delighted with the character and spirit we’ve shown at the end.

“That was a game where nothing was happening for us, and somehow we dug in and got something out of it.

“We were fortunate to only be one down at half time, there’s no ifs or buts about that.

“If it wasn’t for poor finishing we’d have been dead and buried.

“We did better second half, we started brightly but sadly there seemed to be a bit of a mix up at the back which left us 2-0 down.

“We somehow found a way to just have that period in the game where we had that bit of pressure, and we asked a few questions of them and put the ball in good areas.

“There’s been games up here this season where we haven’t got what we deserved, and it was probably that way again today if we’re being honest about it.

“But to come back against a side like York, to show the character and the spirit after not playing well, it’s fantastic really.

“That’s as good as last week, if not better.”

Brakes are next in action on Saturday away at table topping Harrogate Town.

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