Sinclair frustrated by Boston defeat

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Manager Frank Sinclair was left frustrated after seeing two players sent off in Bay’s 2-1 defeat at Boston United.

The Bay were leading 1-0 at the interval before Danny Taylor and Tom Smyth were sent off for second yellow cards, much to the frustration of Sinclair.

“I’m not going to go into it too much and get myself in trouble, but it is very disappointing because without doubt the referee’s decisions have cost us the game,” Frank told Tim Channon.

“First half we’ve absolutely controlled the game, played some great football and I spoke to their manager afterwards and he said that first 45 minutes was the best performance by any team who have been to their place this season.

“Going into the second half obviously they were going to push, come at us and have a go, but I still thought we looked comfortable.

“Then we get that first decision (second yellow card for Taylor) which is absolutely crazy.

“The referee could have come over and told the kid ‘you shouldn’t have taken that kick until I blew the whistle, if you do it again I will have to send you off.’

“He could do that. He could have used some common sense, but, for me, he couldn’t wait to send somebody off.

“As for the second one (Tom Smyth), I’ve been in to see him (the referee) and he said Tom abused the linesman for giving the free kick – but I didn’t think it was a free kick in the first place.

“Smythy has out-muscled the lad shoulder to shoulder and won the ball and he is going to be upset when a foul is given for that – especially after what had happened earlier with Danny.

“I’m proud of my lads. I thought they were superb. They did everything I told them and it is the best we’ve played without a shadow of a doubt.

“If we keep playing like that we will win more points than we lose.”