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Watford Under-18s manager Dave Hughes admitted he couldn't 'fathom' how the Hornets were beaten by MK Dons
3:10pm Monday 4th March 2013 in Sport
Watford Under-18s manager Dave Hughes admitted it was difficult to “fathom” how the Hornets suffered a 5-4 defeat against MK Dons in the Youth Alliance South East Division.
Hughes’ side were seemingly in control after Alex Jakubiak had netted in each half to put Watford 2-0 ahead.
However, the Dons scored five goals without reply through Ben Tilney, Mason Spence, Remy Forrester and a brace from Dele Alli.
The Hornets did reduce the deficit as Luke O’Nien and Jorell Johnson found the net but Watford were unable to find the equaliser.
Speaking to the Watford website, Hughes said: “It’s difficult to fathom how the game was lost, because it’s hard to not think of the glaring chances that we had before the break.
“It was a bizarre game; we were so much on top in the first-half. My biggest criticism was that we missed seven, possibly even eight, glorious chances.
“The body language of the team and the group was swaying a little bit towards the negative because of that.
“When chances get created, they’ve got to be taken. Our defensive errors got punished but the game should have been out of sight.
“We’d been guilty of it at Southend but managed to keep them out when they had a good spell, but we lost our way at 2-0 up."