It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.
Dennis Greene was left frustrated after seeing his Boston United side go from what he believes was their best performance of the season to their worst ‘in a long, long time’ in the space of five days.
In this tale of two matches, the Pilgrims which were downed 3-2 at Hednesford Town today were far from the free-flowing outfit which were unlucky not to get more than a 1-1 draw with Tamworth on Monday.
“I’m absolutely devastated,” said the manager after the Pitmen’s 94th minute winner, courtesy of Tyrone Williams.
“We got ourselves back in to 2-2. Then to lose in the last 30 seconds was just incredible.
“We bombed forward trying to get a winner in the last minute of the game and they left themselves exposed.”
The contest looked to be heading for a stalemate after Mark Jones and Carl Piergianni pulled Boston level from a 2-0 half-time deficit.
But as the away side pushed on for victory, Jay Rollins’ pass was intercepted and Town burst forward to win it themselves.
“We haven’t managed it correctly,” Greene added.
“We’ve gone and chased that winner and we’ve left ourselves exposed.
“I thought first half we were rubbish, the worst I’ve seen for a long, long time - and lucky to go in 2-0 down.
“Second half we’ve changed it and was marginally better.
“We managed to get two goals, from where I don’t know.”