Funk backs keeper Wilson

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Scarborough Athletic boss Rudy Funk refused to criticise keeper Steve Wilson after his two errors allowed Liversedge a share of the spoils in the NCEL Premier away-day battle.

Wilson came under the spotlight when two mistakes handed Liversedge a point at Queensgate in August, and there was a similar situation as the former Hull City man dropped another pair of clangers in darkest West Yorkshire.

“I can’t criticise Steve because he has had a great season for us so far,” said Funk.

“Maybe he has made a couple of calls that were the wrong ones, but those things happen in football.

“He is a player that will bounce straight back from this and he will be ready to go in the next game.”

Funk was more concerned with his team’s performance as a whole against a side that should clearly have been seen off.

He said: “To me it looked like we hadn’t played for three weeks and that was the case.

“We had the chances to win the game, but we just kept missing them.

“I kept saying to the lads that they shouldn’t lose the pattern and the style they had in the win against Thackley last month.

“We kept trying to play the ball long and I don’t know why. This is something I don’t believe in. If you keep the ball and move it around then you are going to cause problems.

“We have paid the price, instead of walking away with three points, we have left with just the one.

“These teams maybe don’t have as much quality as the top teams, but they give it their all and you have to match them.

“I was a little disappointed with a few individual performances and I was disappointed to have Tommy Adams sent off.

“I thought he won the ball superbly, but obviously the referee saw it another way.”