Sixth-placed Grimsby Borough’s 1-0 away defeat to Nostell Miners Welfare brought to an end the only remaining unbeaten record in Toolstation NCEL Division One in one of yesterday’s standout fixtures in the League-but the Wilderness Boys Joint Managers both agreed that their players hadn’t taken advantage of their early dominance at the Welfare Ground, writes Colin Muncie.
A New Crofton crowd of 85 saw Jack Owen’s thirty-eighth minute winner elevate Nostell to joint leaders of Division One, alongside Winterton Rangers on 24 points, with both sides having played ten games.
Daniel Barrett, Borough’s Joint Manager, told the Bootiful Game that he felt his side were out battled over the ninety minutes, despite a dominant start .” It was very frustrating today” he said. “We didn’t take our chances in the first 25 to 30 minutes. From then on we didn’t deserve to win the game. We rolled over and had our bellies tickled -which is a bad way to let your unbeaten streak go, especially to go out on a whimper”.
“A lot of our lads were poor today and that’s not acceptable” Daniel admitted “The black and white of it is that we didn’t deserve to win”
“Good luck to Nostell for the rest of the season”
Joint Manager Nathan Collins was equally frustrated by the manner of the loss. “I’m really unhappy with our performance today” he told us.” We played well for the first thirty minutes and were in complete control of the game. Then they scored against the run of play with a very good strike -and for some reason we stopped doing the basic things right”.
“Apart from a couple of players we were awful for the rest of the game” Nathan accepted, “and Nostell deserved the win”.
“As managers we won’t accept that -and the players have been made well aware of that”.