RAINWORTH manager Kevin Gee could not hide his frustration at coming away with nothing to show for another good performance at New Mills on Saturday.
The Wrens were looking to build on a magical midweek display, which saw play-off chasing Coalville Town thrashed 5-1 in their own back yard.
As it happened results elsewhere went Rainworth’s way, and they now need only five points from their last six games to be mathematically safe – a win on Saturday would have cut that to two.
Speaking after the match, manager Kevin Gee said: “As at Ilkeston we didn’t get the result we deserved.
“I thought we played really well, and I’d told the lads that if they scored two they would get something from the game.
“Credit to them, they kept on coming back, and in the final 20 minutes if anyone was going to score it was going to be us.
“But all three goals conceded were gifts. “We’ve seen in the last three matches that we are good enough to compete at this level, and with six games to go we are going to get a win or two from somewhere.
“I’m just really disappointed for the players who put in a great shift for no reward.”
Gee was left frustrated by attempts to bring in a new centre-half to replace Steve Kennedy who misses most of the remainder of the season through suspension.
His current Evo-Stik League club had agreed to waive the seven-day notice, but the player concerned is also registered with a club in another league, and they insisted on the seven days.
It was hoped the new player might be available in time for last night’s trip to Newcastle Town or for Saturday’s return home after five on their travels, when they face Kidsgrove Athletic.