Penney disappointed with defeat

Published Add your comment

Darlington manager Dave Penney thought his side were unlucky to return from a rain-soaked Fraser Eagle Stadium pointless after their 1-0 defeat to Accrington.

Jimmy Ryan's 22nd-minute free-kick proved enough for the home side to take all three points, but Penney believes the result could easily have been different were it not for Stanley keeper Kenny Arthur's heroics.

"It hurts to lose whether you are in the play-offs, in administration or in mid-table and I am disappointed as I felt we deserved something out of the game for our second half performance," Penney said.

"Their keeper has pulled off two superb saves off Purds (Rob Purdie) and if one of those goes in we at least get a draw and maybe win it.

"We couldn't do a lot about their goal from a free-kick as the kid has hit it well although I didn't think it was a free-kick.

"And maybe they should have been down to 10 men as their lad has raised his arms in the second half.

"We did liven up after the break but their keeper has done really well. It is a disappointing result."

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Kenny Arthur
Jimmy Ryan
League Two

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again