Sunderland RCA boss David Lee admitted that his side’s failure to take clear cut chances came back to haunt them in Saturday’s encounter against Ashington which the Colliers won 2-1.
Lee simply could not believe that his side had not collected any reward from the contest, which sees them only two points ahead of Bedlington Terriers and four points above third bottom placed Team Northumbria.
Consequently, the boss, who prepares his side to travel for a crucial six pointer against Bedlington this weekend, said afterwards: “We were definitely unlucky not to take anything from the game, not only because we had lots of the play throughout the 90 minutes but also due to the amount of chances which we created.
“The game could have been out of sight as we hit the post twice in the first half and then had other clear opportunities to score which we did not take.”
He continued: “For long periods of the match I thought we were the better team, and if anyone was neutral here today they would not have been able to tell which side were fifth from top and the other fifth from bottom.
“We have a young team who are improving, but conceding in the last minute was a real blow for us.”
RCA have five games left and Lee added: “Over the last couple of weeks we have been on top in matches and we should have won games and taken points, but not taking chances has come to sting us on the backside.
“At this level if you don’t take your opportunities it will cost you.
“It is hugely disappointing but we move onto the next game.”