Joint-manager Jason Lee pleased despite Boston United defeat

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Joint-manager Jason Lee felt Boston United's 3-0 defeat by Stalybridge Celtic in Blue Square Bet North was a harsh scoreline on the Pilgrims.

Craig Hobson netted a late brace as Boston pushed for an equaliser to Arthur Gnahoua's 34th-minute opener.

Lee told BBC Lincolnshire: "We had possession and chances and we were positive throughout the game. If you're a goal behind you have to chase it.

"It looks like we were battered but we were always in the game."

Marc Newsham and Lee were denied by Stalybridge keeper Jan Budtz before Gnahoua turned home Phil Marsh's cross.

As the Pilgrims threw players forward in a search for a leveller Hobson made it 2-0 three minutes from time before adding a third following a five-on-one breakaway to preserve Stalybridge's unbeaten home record.

Lee added: "We created some good opportunities but we haven't taken them. We're just not getting the breaks.

"When you're winning games like Stalybridge are and the confidence is there, you get the rub of the green and everything goes your way.

"We're not quite there but we endeavour to keep improving our performances."

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