Gardiner’s Boston verdict

The thoughts of Matt Gardiner as Harriers suffer a late defeat at Boston United…

MATT GARDINER believed Harriers had done enough to pick up a point in testing circumstances before Boston struck their late winner on Good Friday.

For the second successive weekend, the reds were hit late in game but this time the goal left them empty-handed despite having taken the lead at York Street.

Gardiner knows the circumstances between the Salford and Boston games were very different, but accepts Harriers are again in unwanted territory where a late breach is concerned.

George Waring’s goal looked to have given the team a share of the spoils only for the Pilgrims to put paid to those thoughts.

Gardiner reflected: “It’s different to [last weekend] but, ultimately, it is the end result of us conceding a late goal.

“We had people in the right positions and were doing everything right, but the lad has whipped in an unbelievable cross and it’s a good goal from them.

“We tried to make sure we avoided those situations in the final four or five minutes, and I thought the lads actually did well – going down to ten men early on and coming back to get the equaliser.

“I thought the lads actually did well – going down to ten men early on and coming back to get the equaliser.”   Matt Gardiner

“I thought we’d done enough to see the game out for a point – not ideal but, in the circumstances of going down to ten men, I think everybody would have been happy with that.

“But here I am, talking about how the game has gone.”

Harriers must now ready themselves for the task of meeting promotion rivals Brackley Town at Aggborough in just 48 hours.

“We have got another game on Monday and we have to react quickly,” added Gardiner.

“We are going to be at home and there won’t be any heads down, we’ll be prepared and back ready to go.

“We’re trying to get as many points on the board as we can now to ensure we stay in the play-offs.”

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