David Dunn felt his side were left to pay for a poor start to the game as they tasted defeat the hands of Morecambe in the Battle of the Bay at The Mazuma Stadium.
The Bluebirds boss saw his side a goal and a man down inside fifteen minutes, as Sam Hird was controversially sent-off shortly after Carlos Mendes Gomes had put The Shrimps ahead.
It was a long road back for Dunn’s men after that, but they kept themselves in the game and created the better of the chances during the second half but could not find the required breakthrough.
“I think the lads gave absolutely everything,” Dunn told iFollow.
“I can’t fault their effort but it’s obviously bitterly disappointing to lose a derby.
“The start we had to the game wasn’t great, if I am being honest; they got on the front foot quicker and came out of the traps better than us, which is strange because we had really good preparation.
“I’ve got to say that I thought the sending-off of Sam Hird wasn’t a good decision, I think it’s a foul. Yes, he did handball it but the reason he did is because he was being pushed.
“However, I don’t want to stand here and make too many excuses because again we’ve lost the game and we’re here to win football matches.
“On another day we probably could have snatched a goal or two. The lads tried tremendously hard to stay in it because we knew as the game went on we would have chances, which we did.
“I am fed up of hearing people say we’re a good team and we deserve to be on more points – the fact is we’re not and it needs to change really quickly.
“The onus is on me to get wins and I am really determined that we can change this around and get more wins.”
Watch out for the full post-match video interview with David Dunn coming soon on iFollow Barrow.