Mar 21 2012 By Matt Lewis
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HAYES & Yeading boss Nas Bashir felt his side were denied a penalty in Tuesday night's defeat to Grimsby Town.
Jamie Hand had netted a late spot kick as United were defeated 2-1 at Kingfield but Bashir felt his side deserved more.
The United manager spoke to the referee after the game to complain about his decision not to award the hosts an earlier penalty.
Bashir said: "We kept going right to the end and got the penalty but I felt we should've had another one. There was a free-kick but it was inside the penalty area, which I've spoken to the referee about but we are showing good spirit, we're very much together and the team's slightly above us are the ones we need to get points off.
"We are disappointed because the lads put in a good shift. We had a right go but the disappointing thing from our point of view was that we gave away two goals from set-pieces, which we have been strong at [defending] recently. Two corners was the difference between us and them.
"I felt we played the better football. To be fair at times we found it hard to break them down, they were very resilient defensively. They've got a lot of big strong players but we had a go, perhaps we lacked a bit of quality and invention in the final third.
"Aiden [O'Brien] looked like he had run out of steam a bit tonight but he is playing against men for the first time in his career. Dan Wishart was one of the best players on the pitch I thought and he seems to have come into form at the right time. We've got options that we didn't have earlier in the season."
Hayes & Yeading will look to get back to winning ways when they host fellow Blue Square Premier strugglers AFC Telford on Saturday.