By Rory Drake

SCOTT Boden thought Gateshead “could quite easily have won the game” following their 2-1 defeat to Solihull Moors at the International Stadium, a third consecutive defeat.

Boden v Solihull (Charlie Waugh)
Boden v Solihull (Charlie Waugh)

Liam Daly put the visitors ahead midway though the first half, with Darren Carter rifling in a second shortly after the break.

Boden pulled a goal back from the penalty spot with his 10th goal of the season, but Solihull saw the game out.

After the game, Boden said: “There are different ways to win football matches and I think sometimes we’ve got to do the nitty-gritty and it’s not always going to be pretty.

“Today, no disrespect to Solihull – they’ve won the game, but they weren’t a pretty footballing side. I think we’ve just got to adjust to certain other styles but saying that we could quite easily have won the game today.

“That’s obviously three losses on the spin now so that’s nine points that we’ve not taken, which is a massive disappointment, but you can’t dwell on the past two weeks.

“It’s a case of moving forwards and moving up the table hopefully.

“You’re going to have points in the season where bodies are low, but we’ve got a good enough squad in there and we’ve got a great set of lads as well so there’s no excuses for the past few weeks.”

Boden’s goal took him into double figures for the season, the earliest he’s achieved it his career. On his goal tally, the striker added: “If I’m honest I should probably have scored more than 10.

“I’d like a few more and I probably could have had a few more, but I’d give up a few goals for a few more wins and have us firmly in the play-offs.

“We haven’t won since Boxing Day, it’s been a bit of a rough period. In some ways it’s probably that point in the season now where you sink or swim.

“If we’re going to be in and around it, we need to start getting the results back and there’s no better place to go than Salford and do that.

“We’re just going to be preparing really. We’ll probably have a little rest for the next day or two and then the work begins because we got to bounce back.”