Boston United left rueing missing chances in Hyde defeat

Ryan Semple bursts forward during United's defeat to Hyde.
Ryan Semple bursts forward during United's defeat to Hyde.

JASON Lee was left rueing missed chances as Boston United suffered a 2-0 defeat to league leaders Hyde.

Shelton Payne and Tom Fisher struck the second-half goals which saw the Tigers leave York Street with the points.

However, for much of the game, the Pilgrims were a match for their opponents - but just couldn’t find the net.

Marc Newsham saw a strike ruled out for offside whilke the striker, along with Chris Hall were left frustrated by visiting stopper David Carnell.

“Hyde do what they do well, but we had opportunities and just didn’t take them,” said Lee.

“They took their chances and they had a few goes when we were pushing for the goal late on, but on another day we’d have taken our chances and put them under pressure.

“We went after them, they were always going to have moments, but we were always going for it.

“I was disappointed by the goals we conceded.

“I’m always critical but we made mistakes.

“We could have eradicated those mistake but we paid the price.”

Newsham added that the players were left feeling down after the defeat, especially as they felt they could claim the points.

He told The Standard: “We had a game plan and it worked perfectly in the first half.

“That was one of the best performances of the season in the first half.

“We went in the dressing room thinking we can win this. But they had a couple of chances when we were sloppy and that killed us.

“They can pick holes in any defence and were creating chances at will at the end.

“But before that, we had a few good chances, I had a few shots I should have done better with.”