Cambridge will feel our frustration, says Ashton

Boro defender Jon Ashton has backed his team-mates to take out their frustrations on Cambridge United tomorrow night. Saturday s 4-2 defeat at Kidderminster finally brought Boro s record breaking 24-match unbeaten run to an end but Ashton is confident th

Boro defender Jon Ashton has backed his team-mates to take out their frustrations on Cambridge United tomorrow night.

Saturday's 4-2 defeat at Kidderminster finally brought Boro's record breaking 24-match unbeaten run to an end but Ashton is confident the players will bounce back against United and go on to secure a place in the top five.

"We've just got to forget about this," Ashton told The Comet referring to the morale-sapping loss at Aggborough. "We're already looking forward to the next game and we've got to get back to our winning ways.

"We need to get back in the play-offs and push for promotion again. There are still plenty of points to play for and other teams will inevitably drop points.

"We're confident we can still finish in the top five."

Boro would in all likelihood have been going in to tomorrow's clash on the back of a morale-boosting away win had it not been for Darren Murphy's first half dismissal.

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At 2-0 up, Boro were cruising but the Irishman's sending off saw the momentum swing in Kidderminster's favour and they didn't look back.

Ashton said he didn't see the incident but added that Murphy had apologised to his team-mates at the break.

"I didn't see the tackle as my view was blocked by one of their players," he said. "He apologised at half time but it's just unfortunate really.

"The referee said that it was two-footed and took the man before the ball and we had to take the consequences.

"It's a real shame as we looked like we were going to go on and get the win. We thought our 10 contained their 11 quite well for the rest of the first half but they came out in the second half all guns blazing and really made the extra man count.

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