Blues hit by sucker punch

Whitby Town suffered late agony at Mickleover Sports on Saturday. Picture: Brian Murfield
Whitby Town suffered late agony at Mickleover Sports on Saturday. Picture: Brian Murfield

Whitby Town lost out to an 89th-minute goal at Mickleover Sports on Saturday, despite dominating the EvoStik Premier Division encounter in Derbyshire.

The Blues controlled the game for long periods and created numerous chances, but failed to convert them before Sports’ Anthony Dwyer landed a sucker punch with just a minute of normal time remaining.

“There is nothing more frustrating,” manager Darren Williams told the Whitby Gazette.

“We’ve played well, created a lot of chances and looked so comfortable, and then from their first real chance of the game, they go and win it.

“I can’t fault how the lads have gone out and performed, or their work rate or attitude. There’s no complaints about the performance, it is just the result that we’ve missed out on, and that’s ultimately the most important thing.”

Williams highlighted his side’s inability to take their chances in front of goal as the main reason behind the loss.

“Once again, we have failed put our chances away and this has cost us. This has happened on numerous occasions this season,” he added.

“We nearly scored after 30 seconds when we pressured their left-back into almost putting the ball into his own net, we’ve then gone on to hit the woodwork, their keeper has made a couple of good saves and Mikey Roberts has scuffed one in the six-yard box.

“It is hard to take, but we go again next Saturday when Mickleover visit us and we have a perfect chance to right this result.”