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Boston: Still Unbeaten But Not At Our Best Against Boston

Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Sun 5 Mar 2017
Posted in First Team

The away side certainly earnt themselves a point at the MBi Shay Stadium and were the better side in the opening exchanges, and it’s fair to say it won’t go down as one of the greatest games of the season from the Shaymen.

“I thought to their credit Boston were at it today, they were quicker to the second ball especially in the first 25-30 minutes” said Lynch, speaking to Shaymen Player. “We came in at half time and I think none of us could say we were anywhere near our best”

“The manager and Bobby said to us after the game we need to take more time on the ball, we were careless at times myself included” the midfielder added.

Lynch expressed that’s football at times’ and can’t be on you’re A-Game every match day. Whilst many fans would agree with his point, the performance was just disappointing to witness given the week off the team have had and the impressive form the club has been in this calendar year.

“Everyone always looks for reasons when you don’t get the result. The pitch wasn’t great to be honest since the Rugby-League guys have now started up again. But the manager can’t control how we go about the game and from our point we weren’t at it but they were it’s as simple as that” said Lynch.

There weren’t many talking points to take away from the MBi Shay yesterday; Kosylo had the best of the chances with a free-kick in the first half before rifling a left-foot rebound just over the bar in the final few minutes.

The strangest incident came on the hour mark, when Richard Peniket latched onto a Liam King ball over the top and appeared to be brought down on the edge of the area via a coMBination of Robinson and Batchelor. However, the referee gave the decision against the Town striker, appearing to give the decision as a dive.

“From my view Peniket was clean-through and was sandwiched between the two players (Robinson and Batchelor) yet gives it the other way which is baffling” said Lynch. “But we can’t use the referee as an excuse today. We know ourselves we weren’t at the level we should be and hopefully we can get back to that on Tuesday.

Tuesday sees the Shaymen finally travel to face Alfreton Town after two cancellations. With the Shaymen having two games in hand on play-off opponents, Tuesday is a massive occasion.

“We’re still in a great position, we just need to get back to pressing for the ball, high energy and getting our better footballing players further up the pitch and we’ll win football games” said Lynch.

Watch the full interview on Shaymen Player HD right now.

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