Gosport’s assistant offers up no excuses for poor performance

Lee Molyneaux sees red after a crashing challenge on Jack Green. Picture: Leigh Page

Lee Molyneaux sees red after a crashing challenge on Jack Green. Picture: Leigh Page - Credit: Archant

Gosport Borough’s assistant manager offered up no excuses for his side’s performance in Sunday’s 2-1 loss to St Albans City.

Lee Chappell scored a brilliant free-kick and Omar Beckles prodded home a corner after Justin Bennett had drawn the teams level on the stroke of half-time. Boro also had Lee Molyneaux and Mike Carter sent off, for a straight red and two bookings respectively, putting a potential dent in their play-off charge.

Speaking to The News in Portsmouth, assistant boss Mick Catlin said: “Justin scored a great goal, nipping in at the back post to fire home but for us that was probably the only positive. The chances for him and Matt Paterson today were few and far between.

“We didn’t create a great deal and were nowhere near the intensity we showed in the Whitehawk game. We fell below our normal standards and sometimes in football you get what you deserve. It was a frustrating day all round.”

Seventeen-year-old Jack Green came off the bench and was a thorn in Boro’s side, winning the corner that Beckles scored from and drawing the fouls that saw the two players dismissed.

“They had a young lad who was really nippy and nicked the ball away from Lee. He was already committed, though, and threw himself into the tackle,” said Catlin.

“We weren’t playing well anyway but with 11 men we still had a chance of getting a result from the game. Instead, we then found ourselves 2-1 down with 10 men chasing a lost cause really.”

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