Team Sunderland’s Chris Mann says side “not good enough”

Team Sunderland 2nd’s boss Chris Mann has stated his belief that his side was simply “not good enough” in their 4-3 home defeat against York 6th.

Mann’s side went into the clash with York as favourites having won their previous 2 games and tasting victory against their opponents in the reverse fixture earlier in the season.

However, two goals from York winger Tom Ord secured a massive win for the away side and the Sunderland boss believes his side were simply not at the races today.

“Not good enough. We were too passive in the first half, we gave the ball away far too easily and didn’t do what we should have done. In terms of possession with the ball and without the ball. For me we lost (the game) in the first half, we were lucky to go in with a draw at half-time and the second half was the same again. Not good enough.”

The winning goal came courtesy of an unmarked Ord header off a set-piece midway through the second half and Mann highlighted his disappointment with the manner in which his side lost the game. 

“Frustrating. Just so frustrating. We talked before the game about set-pieces being a big thing, we’re not good enough with them and we showed again today.”

Team Sunderland host league leaders Newcastle looking to avenge a heavy defeat earlier on in the campaign, but the Mann was determined to remain positive despite today’s setback.

“Well we’ve got a break now, and then when we get the lads back we’ll prepare as best as we can and hopefully get a result”

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