A DISAPPOINTED Steve Watson said York City "did not do enough to win the game" in the wake of their 3-1 defeat at National League North rivals Boston United.

Not only did York miss the chance to re-take the top of the table, with King's Lynn Town not in action until Monday, but they put in a performance which Watson conceded was second best.

York took the lead through Kurt Willoughby's early lob, which was a great finish from the loan striker, but that remained City's only shot on target for the game.

Frank Mulhern levelled before the break with an unusual looping strike and Brad Abbott put Boston ahead five minutes after half-time. Andi Thanoj put the gloss on the win.

Asked for his assessment of the game, Watson said: "Very disappointed. I haven't had to say that much this season. I was disappointed from minute one, even when we took the lead. We didn't create anything like enough, it was more of an opportunistic finish from Kurt. It was a great finish and he was very sharp to get onto it.

"Too sort of one-dimensional today, they won too many second balls and too many battles. Ultimately if you create as little as we did today, you're not going to win a football match.

"That was as disappointing a performance as we've put together this season and we'll need to work out the reason why and put it right for the next game.

"Someone's asked me about other teams. At this stage, we can only worry about us and what we did today wasn't good enough. It's something we need to address."

It was pointed out that it has been a rare occasion this season when York must admit to losing deservedly.

Watson added: "People that have travelled from York to watch and spent the money will be quite rightly disappointed and I shoulder the blame for that.

"But you're right. I don't enjoy coming on and saying the better team won on the day and I haven't had to do it very much. Even in the other defeats we've had this season we've been unlucky.

"Although what I will say is that all three goals carried a certain element of luck, but we didn't do enough to win the game and I'm not going to stand here and say we were unlucky and they were lucky.

"They were better than us today and they got the three points."