City of Liverpool dumped out of FA Cup after Buxton thrashing

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City of Liverpool manager Michael Ellison accepted the bitter, heavy defeat to Buxton in the FA Cup.

The Northern Premier League promotion chasers were rampant against the 10-man Purps.

Nathan Burke netted a late consolation goal but it wasn’t to be for Ellison’s side as their FA Cup quest came to an end.

It had been an impressive stint for the Purps, beating the likes of Clitheroe and National League North side Farsley Celtic, the Celts thrashing being a highlight.

Although for Ellison despite swallowing the bitter pill and admitting Buxton were the better side he was left aggrieved by the manner in which the goals went in.

“Listen, the better side won that was clear. Disappointed to go out for it to come to an end but coming on the back of three really really good performances, two clean sheets in those performances, a good away point at Runcorn, to defend the way we defended was really, really poor,” he revealed.

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“Not taking anything away from Buxton, really good side, moved the ball really well but we didn’t help ourselves and I thought we started the game well but then they score and then that’s the time when to stay in the game but we never.

“Some of the goals are really poor from our point of view, something we’ll have to work on and something we’ll try and correct.

“I’ll have to say Buxton were a better side than Farsley without a shadow of a doubt.

“Got a lot of technicians in the side, obviously, lads who’ve got league experience and they’re at the right end of the table and they’re up there for a reason. You can lose games of football but it’s how you lose them, to concede six goals which is poor.

“I’ve went back and watched the goals and some of them are criminal, it’s nothing to do with shapes or systems or players it’s about having a bit of desire and willingness to want to go and compete so that’s the most important thing.

“It doesn’t help when you lost your centre half early on, not trying to make excuses because Buxton were a better side but we didn’t help ourselves that’s for sure.”

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