Chris Hardy believes that there was very little between Whitby Town and League leaders, Farsley Celtic despite the Celts running out 2-0 winners yesterday afternoon.
The Blues were always expecting a difficult clash against the side from Leeds, however gave a good account of themselves, whilst also feeling hard done by with refereeing decisions.
And the Seasiders’ manager feels that on another day, Whitby could have taken something from the game in their penultimate match of the season.
“We didn’t seem to have that cutting edge that our opponents did,” Hardy said.
“It was a fixture that we knew was going to be difficult but I think that the difference was two bits of quality that made the difference.
“The first goal was a free-kick that was dispatched into the top corner with quality and the second goal is a free-kick that delivered with great quality.”
The most disappointing aspect of the defeat came in the manner of which the two goals came about with both featuring some controversial moments from an immature Farsley side.
During the first goal, Whitby Town goalkeeper, Jack Norton was having his line of vision blocked off by Jack Higgins, however Hardy feels this had little baring, but admits he was frustrated with the decision for the second goal.
“It felt frustrating for me watching from the sidelines,” Hardy revealed.
“The second decision is head scratching. The linesman said he gave the decision for handball, even though Bully (Lee Bullock) has his legs taken from him as he’s about to clear the ball.
“No one has offered any type of explanation which is annoying, but I feel we gave a good account of ourselves on a tough afternoon.”
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