Dale Hopson believes that Whitby Town held their own yesterday evening as they fell to a narrow defeat against high-flying, Warrington Town.
Following three straight victories for the Blues, confidence was running high, however this match seemed a step too far for Chris Hardy’s men.
However, the Seasiders were resolute, the only goal of the game coming after 80 minutes as the hosts prevailed, and the captain was pleased with his team’s performance.
“I think we held our own for most of the game,” Hopson admitted.
“There didn’t look to be too much difference between the two sides. It was ultimately just their bit of quality at the end that’s given them the victory.
“It’s always hard in these games, especially as their pushing for the title. We obviously want to try to win but they had something to really push for.”
Whilst it was a moment of quality that undid the Blues’ defence, Hopson didn’t feel that there were many clear cut chances in the game.
For the Seasiders, the only time Adam McHugh was called upon came as he was forced to tip a dangerous corner ball over the bar.
“I don’t think either side created too many clear cut chances,” Hopson said.
“Maybe we could have done a little bit better going forwards, but I think we defended really well and it was it was just a moment of quality so fair play to them.
“We were unfortunate as we won most of our second balls in midfield and the defence was strong but going forwards, myself included, we didn’t do enough.”
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