Hardy - "It was a game of fine margins"

Chris Hardy felt a sense of "disappointment" after Whitby Town's 1-0 defeat to Witton Albion on Saturday afternoon.

Hardy – “It was a game of fine margins”

By Liam Ryder

Chris Hardy showed his “disappointment” after Whitby Town went down 1-0 to Witton Albion on Saturday afternoon.

“It was a fixtures dictated to by a strong headwind which made it a game of two halves.

We’re disappointed with the goal we conceded. We had some decent chances to get ourselves back in the game but on the whole, they were probably the slightly better side.”

The Blues gaffer was also unhappy when it came to his side winning second balls.

“We can’t underestimate how hard the conditions were, it was difficult playing environment and out first fourty-five minutes weren’t good enough.”

Chris Hardy also claimed that the second half appeared to lack quality, especially on the front-foot.

“I can’t remember either goalkeeper making a save, there were a lack of chances and if the game panned out as being a draw it would arguably be a fair result.”

And Hardy’s disappointment was confirmed when the ball ended up in the back of Jack Norton’s goal.

“There were a number of set pieces prior to the goal so we could see something was brewing.

It was well-worked but it happened from our poor play, we switched off.”

Despite this, the Seasiders boss felt “frustration” in the second half where he saw his side have two shots cleared off the line.

“It was frustrating. Did we do anything that was clear-cut? Possibly not and that creative spark? Possibly not. Eventually as the game rolled on, we seemed to run out of ideas.”

You can watch Chris Hardy’s post-match interview with Paul Connolly over on the Whitby Town Facebook page.