Doncaster Rovers: Ferguson bemoans lack of cutting edge in defeat at Bury

Darren Ferguson looks on at Bury
Darren Ferguson looks on at Bury
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Darren Ferguson says Doncaster Rovers' defeat to Bury summed up their season as they failed to turn attacking dominance into goals.

Rovers had 18 corners and dominated possession at Gigg Lane but Leon Clarke's 77th minute strike proved to be the difference between the sides.

And Ferguson was left to bemoan poor finishing and disappointing play in the final third as Rovers slumped to a 17th game without victory and saw their relegation fears worsen.

"It was probably a game that summed up the season," he said.

"We weren't good enough in the final third and that sums up the season, not enough goals.

"We had 18 corners and 25 crosses and didn;t score. That is unfortunate where we are at and that is the reason we are where we are.

"It's not good enough. We don't score enough goals.

"The difference is we miss an absolute sitter but Leon Clarke scores and they win the game.

"I'm disappointed, frustrated and all the things you'd expect me to say.

"But the stats are clear. All the things we did well up until the last bit but you can't have that many corners and crosses without scoring. I don't think their keeper has had too much to do.

"One point from the last two games is not going to be enough."

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Wins for Chesterfield and Oldham Athletic - for whom on loan Rovers striker Curtis Main scored the decisive goal - and a draw for Fleetwood Town ensured Ferguson's side slipped to eight points from safety with five games to play.

Crewe Alexandra became the first side to be relegated from League One this season after their 3-0 defeat at Port Vale.