Town victory would have been ‘daylight robbery’ - Barrett

Alex Beck in action against Oadby.
Alex Beck in action against Oadby.

Boston Town boss Dan Barrett conceded that it would have been ‘daylight robbery’ had his team claimed the points against Oadby on Saturday.

After winning two matches on the trot, the Poachers were brought down to earth with a 4-2 defeat at the DWB Stadium on Saturday.

It was an occasion where the away side took their chances, with the Town manager admitting they deserved to leave with all three United Counties League Premier Division points.

“Saturday’s performance was simple,” Barrett told The Standard.

“We made four mistakes and conceded four goals.

“It was one of those days where everything they hit went in.”

Sam Taylor, Louis Hamilton and Matt Brown scored as Oadby burst into a 3-0 lead within half an hour.

Aaron Eyett gave Town a glimmer of hope by pullimg a goal back before the interval.

However, after the break Taylor struck his second of the day to put the contest beyond doubt.

However, it was the hosts who had the final say - Nick Jackson adding the Poachers’ second consolation.

“They deserved the three points by a mile,” Barrett added.

“We didn’t take our chances and they capitalised on that.

“If we had won it would have been daylight robbery.”

The result was particularly tougher to take as it followed on from Boston’s midweek victory at Deeping Rangers.

Town took the lead in the 29th minute after Deeping were reduced to 10 men when Matt Carter was sent off for a foul on Eyett.

Jack Wightwick saw his penalty strike saved, but the forward tucked away the rebound.

The youngster doubled his tally eight mintues into the second period.

That was in-form Wightwick’s eighth goal in nine matches.

Rangers pulled a goal back through Jezz Goldson-Williams, but Town held on to claim victory at their Lincolnshire rivals.

Saturday’s result saw Town finish ther weekend 13th in the UCL Premier standings with a total of 33 points from 25 matches.

On Saturday, they travel to face struggling Long Buckby.

Boston beat the Bucks 2-0 last month, keeping their first clean sheet since August.