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Gary Johnson: Marek Stech apologised for errors that led to Yeovil Town defeat to Leeds United

By WGSweet  |  Posted: February 08, 2014

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GARY Johnson blamed individual errors for Yeovil Town's defeat to Leeds United and revealed keeper Marek Stech had apologised for his role in the 2-1 reversal.

Ishmael Miller gave the Glovers a first half lead at Huish Park only to strike the crossbar from the penalty spot when given the chance to double the advantage close to half time.

Brian McDermott's visitors showed their hosts how to make the most of the strong wind after the break, Ross McCormack leveling and then Stephen Warnock netting the winner with a deep free kick.

Manager Johnson argued keeper Marek Steck should have done better for both goals and said: "It was more influenced by a couple of mistakes we made.

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"Of course the the weather had an influence but in the first half it was in our favour and we really should have been 2-0 up.

"In the second half it was in their favour and unfortunately we made the mistakes they didn't make against the wind. Marek has been a great keeper over the seasons but for him I put it down as two mistakes.

"We only said in the dressing from at half time not to let that missed penalty effect us. But unfortunately one of those free kicks against the wind it went against us. They tried to do something quickly and it cost us."

Bemoaning Yeovil's lack of second half industry and Stech's uncharacteristic slips, Johnson added: "You would have though he was bit more experienced than that. Marek has apologised to the lads.

"We have got to go into the next game and not drag them down too far. We didn't do enough in the second half.

"Leeds didn't do it to us in the first half but we didn't have enough movement. Luke McCormack knows when the ball is coming into him and that is the quality he and they have got."

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