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Collings cannot believe City lost; UNIBOND PREMIER.

LEE COLLINGS was left speechless after his pointless Durham City side lost their bottom-two clash at Ossett Town 3-0 - despite dominating for long spells.

City created more chances than in any other game in a troubled season, but did not take any and paid for defensive errors.

Ossett played with just one up front and were second best, yet ended a nine-game losing run at home in what looked like convincing fashion.

The Yorkshire side have ambitiously renamed their humble Prospect Road stadium Stade France to reflect the sponsorship of local firm Eric France Scrap Metal Merchants.

It was a hapless Durham left on the scrap heap as their record-breaking losing sequence was stretched to 23 games.

Collings said: "We battered Ossett and should have picked up our first points, yet are on the wrong end of a three-goal defeat.

"It was an absolute travesty. We hit the bar and post and striker Josh Home-Jackson could have scored a double hat-trick.

"Unfortunately, the Ossett goalkeeper had an outstanding game and, while we defended well for the most part, they scored with their few chances.

"We''ve been well beaten on many occasions this season, but this was a great effort from the boys and I did not know what to say to them at the end.

"I had a good feeling about this game and, while it looks like just another routine away defeat, you had to be there to see what went on."

After a bright opening by Durham, Ossett scored against the run of play thanks to Paul Sykes.

Pat McGuire added a second in the last minute of the first half following a free-kick into the box, with Lee Mohammed adding a flattering third late on.
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Feb 8, 2010
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