MANAGER Steve Watson has stressed there is no time for York City to sulk following a "wounding" defeat and performance at Boston United last weekend.

Goals from Frank Mulhern, Brad Abbott and Andi Thanoj helped the Pilgrims fight back from an early Kurt Willoughby goal.

As a result, the Minstermen missed out on the chance to go top of National League North with leaders King's Lynn out of action.

But it was the manner of the defeat the most disappointing as York scarcely created a chance all game. At the full-time whistle, Willoughby's remained York's only shot on target.

York remain a point off the summit ahead of Saturday's home clash with Hereford as King's Lynn's game at Gloucester City on Monday was postponed.

"If we want to try and get out of this league either 'a' by trying to win the league or 'b' getting out through the play-offs, we've got no time to sulk," said Watson.

"We're straight back on it next week and we're straight back on to looking how to win the next game.

"That's a good test for the lads. They've got to stand up after the performance and come into training with their chests out and ready to go again because there's no time for licking your wounds.

"We go again and we look to get three points next week. We've got to win as many as we can now.

"We've got a dozen games left and a lot of points left to play for but that was a wounding performance and a wounding result.

"I don't think anybody got an injury that will affect them for next week," he added. "There's a lot of food for thought for me going into next week."

Simon Heslop was named on the bench for Boston, having signed from York a couple of days previously.

Watson said: "I'm pleased for Hezzie because I know him well as a lad. I'm pleased he's got himself back into football and into a good club.

"He's had a hard year. I've watched him suffer this year, I've watched him come back from injury, and break down a couple of times and struggle, and I'm pleased that he's fit again. He's a cracking lad."