Dennis Greene believes his Boston United side had enough chances to beat Gainsborough Trinity 6-0 yesterday.
In the end, Zak Mills’ 45th-minute header was enough to settle the contest.
“We had our freshness back. We looked back to the old Boston, how we haven’t scored five or six I’ll never know,” said Greene, admitting he was shocked by how few chances the Blues created.
“They had the wind in their face first half and just looked frightened to death.
“They showed no ambition, just played one solitary striker and couldn’t get any threat into the game.
“It was a complete lack of ambition from them today.”
Trinity had twice beaten United at the Northolme this season, but looked a different side during the National League North contest in Boston.
Nathan Jarman’s volley on the swivel was the closest they came to netting in a match where home keeper Henrich Ravas didn’t have a serious save to make.
The Pilgrims also failed to hit the target with regularity but, in contrast, created a hatful of scoring opportunities.
Carl Piergianni and John Sands both wasted glorious chances from good close-range positions, Scott Garner twice headed wide of the mark and Lewis Hilliard forced Jan Budtz into a low save and sliced another effort off target.
Greene added: “Zak got the goal today but Pidge’s header (went wide) and Garner’s had two from throw-ins, Lewis Hilliard’s put one round the post and John Sands had a good chance.
“I could be here talking about four, five or six instead of just one.
“When they’re all on it we had our old selves back.”
Boston now host Lowestoft Town on Saturday (KO 3pm), looking to avenge their 3-0 Boxing Day defeat on the east coast.
“Last week they looked like Brazil, next week they may look like nuts,” quipped Greene.