Hardy seethes after Witton reverse

Hardy seethes after Witton reverse

By Paul Connolly

Blues boss Chris Hardy saw red after his side fell to a 2-1 defeat against Witton Albion on Saturday, despite leading the game from the early stages.

Kyle Fryatt opened the scoring for Whitby, before goals from Tom Owens and Rob Hopley sealed a turn-around in fortunes for Albion.

And Hardy, who saw his side slip to an eleventh consecutive game without a win, was less than impressed with his side’s second half showing.

“If I look at the second half, which was ultimately the half that Witton enjoyed the most input in the game, I feel as though we’ve just thrown it completely,” the Blues manager said.

“We made it easy to the point where words escape me.

“I feel that we’ve invited them on. We’ve given them encouragement; we’ve given them reason to go on and win the game. We haven’t done the basics correctly.

“From being in a position where we’re comfortable and a position where we feel as if we can build on what we’ve got at half-time, we’ve just thrown it away completely.

Hardy, however, doesn’t believe that his side didn’t show willing across the game, instead questioning his side’s decision making across the second period.

“I don’t believe it was a lack of effort,” he added.

“I think it’s really bad decision making on numerous occasions. It was just a really bad day at the office.

“Second half we had a wind in our face and we believed we could show arrogance to the point where we could just play with this wind in our face and give our opponents every reason to believe that they go on and win the game.”