PICKERING Town boss Jimmy Reid was left mulling over missed chances after his side’s 3-1 NCEL Premier derby defeat at Scarborough Athletic.
Pickering had a number of opportunities to move ahead after levelling the game at 1-1 in the first half.
The best of these fell to Tom Adams, but he was superbly denied from the penalty spot by former Pikes keeper Kevin Martin.
Reid said: “If the penalty goes in it makes it a better game for us. We had a one-on-one when we were level as well. If both of those go in then we are 3-1 up and it is totally different.
“Scarborough just edged it, for me Ryan Blott was the difference between the two teams.
“I am disappointed that we didn’t take a point away from the game, but we have moved on a fair way from where we were four weeks ago.
“Scarborough beat Pickering comfortably earlier in the season, but this game was a lot different.
“The big men at the back for Scarborough were a bit too strong.
“I thought that Simon Sturdy had a good game at the back for us though. We worked hard right across the park, but we were just lacking that bit of guile to break them down.”