YORK City Ladies manager Steph Turnbull has described Wednesday night’s defeat to Hull City Ladies as ‘frustrating’.

The Minsterbelles had originally taken the lead through a composed finish by Felicity Jones, before Hull managed three second-half strikes to claim the three points.

York are now in ninth position, with 17 points mustered from 16 matches.

“It’s frustrating again, I think the last couple of games have been.” Admitted Turnbull.

“Other than the County Cup game it’s been the story that we’ve made a few mistakes and had some inconsistency and it’s caused us to have a defeat and not get the win.

“We looked okay in spells, we looked good in certain areas.

“A few people had moved positions for a variety of different reasons, which isn’t an excuse because they are good enough to do that.

“They’ve done really well in those positions but we just lacked a little bit going forward today.

“We struggled to hold it up going forward and to create those chances that we know we can create.

“It’s similar to the Newcastle game a couple of weeks ago, we haven’t created enough to warrant winning a game.

“We deserved a draw probably, I think that 1-1 would have been fair. So it was frustrating in areas but we need to work on them and we’ll keep building on that.

“The goal was a good bit of play and a good ball through and Felicity kind of outrun them and had the composure to score.

“I think the five minutes after you concede are always difficult because the other team is going for it and you’ve got a bit of adrenaline.

“We’d done alright for a little bit and then unfortunately we just got dragged across.

“It’s goals that we could kind of stop if that makes sense, it’s not a good bit of play from them we’ve just gone too far across and she’s turned the full-back and slotted in.

“A great finish to be fair to her and I think our heads went down a little bit which is something we need to work on, but the other two goals were our fault.

“We know they are mistakes that we need to iron out a bit because they are costing us at times.

“We had the Newcastle game a couple of weeks ago and then we had the county cup which yes, it was a good game, but they didn’t really test us and it was a comfortable win.

“We’ve had a couple of weeks off and we know that, we also had a big spell in January and we managed to get the win so in certain areas we have lacked sharpness but that’s something that the girls should control and be aware of.

“Not an excuse, we still have enough to be able to win games like that.”