Lee Canoville blasts Boston United’s Motors defeat as ‘unacceptable’

Lawrie Dudfield sees his drive blocked by the feet of Motors keeper Scott Tynan.
Lawrie Dudfield sees his drive blocked by the feet of Motors keeper Scott Tynan.

LEE Canoville has blasted his Boston United squad - branding their defeat against Vauxhall Motors as ‘unacceptable’.

Goals from Michael Jackson and Josh Wilson were enough to earn the Motormen their first points of the season at York Street on Saturday.

The Pilgrims pulled one back at the death through visiting defender Lee Dames, who headed into his own net.

But despite Boston going close with a handful of chances, Canoville was not best-pleased.

He said: I’m very disappointed to lose the game and to really not be in the game in the first half.

“We’ve ended up losing and we told the lads what they did in the first half wasn’t acceptable.

“We were better in the second half, but they defended with their lives.

“Vauxhall came to our pitch and dominated us. That’s not acceptable.

“If I was on the pitch playing I’d be absolutely gutted that that team was doing that to me.”

United created more chances than their opponents, but, like Tuesday’s draw with Histon, they just couldn’t convert pressure into goals.

Lawrie Dudfield saw two close-range efforts blocked on the goal-line, the same fate befalling Ryan Semple.

Motors keeper Scott Tynan did well to stop long drives from Kevin Holsgrove and Chris Hall, while his defence stood firm as Boston bombarded their penalty area with corners and free kicks, although making few in-roads.

The Motormen, themselves, were fired up for this encounter and forwards Leighton McGivern and Josh Wilson gave the home defence anxious moments throughout.

Michael Jackson gave the Motors the lead as he headed home McGivern’s free kick, while Wilson doubled the advantage after the break as he got the final tough on David Mannix’s strike.

Boston felt they should have been handed a penalty when Kevin Austin appeared to be pulled down in the area by Jackson, but their lifeline came in the 89th minute in the form of an own goal.

UNITED: Bastock, Fairclough, Jelleyman, Hall, Parker, Austin, Semple (Millson 58), Milnes, Dudfield, Newsham, Holsgrove; subs (not used): Stones, Deane, Ward, Ogden.

MOTORS: Tynan, Taylor (Grocott 90), Dames, Hannigan, Jackson, Highdale, Mahon, Mannix, McGivern, Wilson, Beck (Bennett 80); Subs (not used): Williams, Wright, O’Connell.

Att: 1,114.

Ref: Lee Betts.