Jones and Stokes ‘shocked’ as Jason Lee is sacked by Boston United

Mark Jones.
Mark Jones.

Boston United players have reacted with surprise following the axeing of manager Jason Lee.

The Pilgrims boss was sacked this afternoon after seeing his side go six matches without a win.

But striker Mark Jones - who Lee signed at the start of the season - has taken to Twitter to show his shock.

He wrote: “Everyone has a bad spell. Look at the teams we’ve scalped this season.”

And indeed, Jones has a point.

Promotion-chasing Halifax and Chester have both been beaten by United this campaign, while Lee led the club to their first-ever win at Stalybridge Celtic.

But recent poor form and a dip in attandances has seen chairman David Newton decide to ring the changes.

However, winger Jason Stokes added: “Well that was a surprise. Agree with @jonathewhale (Jones) every manager has a bad spell.”