Boss speaks on Boston draw…
By Matty Paddock - 02/09/2017
Posted 3 years ago
HARRIERS boss John Eustace admitted his side should have put Boston to bed at Aggborough before being pegged back for a 1-1 draw on Saturday.
The Reds looked in good condition in the first 45 minutes and took an early lead through another fine goal from Emmanuel Sonupe.
Despite Brandon Hall needing to save an Adam Chapman penalty, the hosts were in the ascendency and created numerous chances to have increased their lead.
The Pilgrims went on to equalise soon after the break, albeit in fortuitous circumstances after a wayward shot struck Fraser Horsfall and the bar before going in.
And while pleased that his charges were able to dig in to ensure the game didn’t slip further away from them, the gaffer was keen to press home the point after the final whistle that business should have been taken care of sooner.
“I thought we played very well in the first half and the game should have been out of sight,” he reflected.
“In the second half they scored a goal with a deflection that changed the course of the game.
“It became very scrappy and we stopped playing, that’s the disappointing thing.
“We have to be more clinical as we created a lot of chances in that first half.
“Because we’re going through a sticky period at the moment, [the goal] took the wind out of the sails for the lads.
“But the one thing I am pleased with is that they stuck at it and really got together and managed to get a point in the end – that shows good character.”
Harriers are back in action on Tuesday night with the visit of Curzon Ashton to Aggborough (7:45pm).
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