STEVE WATSON has given his thoughts on Boston United's slightly fortuitous goals - but said people would think he was "mad" if he said York City deserved to win.

Frank Mulhern looped a bizarre effort over Pete Jameson, there were shouts for offside after Brad Abbott scored and Andi Thanoj netted from a tight-angled cross-cum-shot.

York had taken an early lead through Kurt Willoughby's neat lob after Adriano Moke helped on a bouncing ball.

Otherwise, City created precious little else in the 3-1 defeat.

"I fancied him to at least hit the target," Watson said of Willoughby's tricky finish. "My only worry was that if the bounce, with the wind behind it, might have carried it a bit higher but he's in form and he knows what he's doing in them positions. It was another great finish from him.

"The manner of their goals had a bit of fortune about them, though they deserved the three points.

"The first one, it didn't seem like it hit his foot. It seemed to come off his shin and looped over Pete. I thought it was going over the bar. I'd literally turned away for a drink and I couldn't believe it when I heard people cheering.

"I've got no wish to see it again but I am curious as to how it went in.

"The second one, everyone thought he was offside and the ref clearly decided it wasn't.

"The third goal is something we'd expect to deal with a lot better.

"But the performance today deserved nothing more really.

"There are times as a manager where your job is to defend your team to the hilt but I'm also an honest manager and anybody that came to the game today, if I was standing here telling you we deserved to win and we were desperately unlucky, then they'd think I was mad.

"Being perfectly honest, we deserved very little."