We used up all our luck says Laird

SCOTT Laird felt Boro had run out of luck this season after their FA Trophy Final defeat on Saturday. Boro had David Bridges sent off, lost goalkeeper Chris Day to injury and were forced to play extra-time with just nine men after using all their subs and

SCOTT Laird felt Boro had run out of luck this season after their FA Trophy Final defeat on Saturday.

Boro had David Bridges sent off, lost goalkeeper Chris Day to injury and were forced to play extra-time with just nine men after using all their subs and losing Charlie Griffin after he was elbowed by Robin Hulbert.

"I think we've used most of our luck up this season," Laird told The Comet afterwards.

"We've been down to 10 men a few times and we've managed to do well but today wasn't the case.


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"It was very entertaining for the viewers but not for us. We tried as hard as we could and we've got no regrets, we worked as hard as we could it just wasn't to be today."

Boro actually got off to a flyer with Andy Drury scoring just 10 minutes in but their afternoon went downhill from there on.

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"We've tried all season to start fast and score early and we did that today," said Laird.

"The debatable decision about Bridgo (David Bridges) being sent off hindered us. It's in the past now, so we can't say was it or wasn't it (a red card) because we can't do anything about it.

"We had to play for an hour with 10 men but all that running we've done through the season seemed to pay off.

"He got sent off and we had to deal with it and I thought we dealt with it well until they scored two very good goals."

Laird was close to the incident that ended Griffin's involvement and the Boro left-back said it didn't look good.

"He wasn't in a good way, I was right next to him," he said.

"Hopefully he will be ok, I'm sure he will, he's a tough boy being a West Country boy like me.

"They went down to 10 men but we also lost another man because we'd used all our subs but fair play to Barrow they used their man advantage and they won the game.

"When we came together at the start of the season we wanted the double, but mainly the league. We got to both, we won the league, we didn't win the Trophy but it's still been one hell of a season.

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