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I hear the fans' frustration and feel it too, says Billy

Runcorn Linnets manager Billy Paynter has spoken frankly of his disappointment - and the need for improvement - after last night's 2-2 draw at Trafford.

The result left Linnets with only two points from the last nine available and Billy says he is working with his coaching staff to address the team's problems.

He said: "Firstly, I'd like to thank the fans for their support, I hear your frustration and feel it too.

"I’m disappointed about the result but more so how we finished the game after we went 2-1 up.

"First half, we had two clear chances from Olly Molloy and Adam Moseley, they have to be scoring them.

"Again, like in the other games, we need to be putting our opportunities away. Because we haven’t, this allowed Trafford to create a well- worked goal on their part but poor on ours.

"Jacques Welsh had to come off due to an injury. We went with two strikers up front with Ryan Brooke and Olly, giving us more of a platform to build on and play off.

"It was a great time to score just before half-time, giving the players a bit more belief they can get more goals in the game.

"We made a fast start to the second half and got our second goal.

"But once we got the second, it was like we took a backwards step, distances from defence to midfield were too big.

"From any clearances, their strikers were picking the ball up, which then set the tone to drop deeper.

"We were flat footed to second balls and wasteful in possession, which allowed Trafford to dominate us in possession and led to their equaliser.

"Too many times we’ve got ourselves into leading positions and given it away too easily, which is a problem.

"I’ll sit down with my staff and we’ll talk about different personnel and what we need to improve moving forward.

"I know the fans will bring their noise and atmosphere, that is never in question, and when they are on point, the APEC is bouncing.

"We as a group now have to bring something to the party come Saturday at home to Vauxhall Motors."

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