Craig Elliott says it was ‘out of order’ for his Boston United side to be labelled bottlers.
The Pilgrims boss said he was proud of his squad for coming within a whisker of beating the promotion-chasing Bucks at the Jakemans Stadium today, after hearing cat calls from members of the home support.
“I was disappointed with the crowd. I was thinking there was a lot of negativity towards the players,” Elliott said after Theo Streete’s 95th-minute equaliser.
“I said to lads, they’ve got to get themselves going, and I was proud of the lads second half. They showed a lot of courage and heart.
“They (Telford) are a fantastic team, in the semi-finals of the FA Trophy, doing great in this league.
“I don’t think you should respond to the crowd, and they’re fantastic, I love them to bits. But to be called bottlers, I think it’s out of order.
“These lads have put great shifts in and tried their hardest. Don’t disrespect Telford, they’re a good team.
“We matched them so fair play to our lads.”
Daniel Udoh gave Telford a 10th-minute lead, but second half goals from Ben Davies and Gavin Allott put Boston in front until Streete’s leveller at the death.
“I think we did everything I asked second half, the gameplan,” Elliott continued.
“We made a bad error for the first goal but we wanted to be in the game and competitive at 50-60 minutes, and I think we were all those things.
“They had chances, we did. I felt in the last 30 minutes we were the better team and deserved it.
“The only difference I see in the two teams is one’s got confidence and is on a good run. And one team is waiting for something to happen.
“It’s natural, confidence is a big thing in football.”