Sep 20 2012 By Matt Lewis
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FRUSTRATED Hayes & Yeading boss Nas Bashir admitted he could see why Salisbury City were top of the table after they left Kingfield Stadium with all three points.
United conceded three times in the opening 45 minutes before a Luke Williams stunner gave them a way back into the match and Kudus Oyenuga’s last-minute penalty proved too late.
“It’s frustrating,” said Bashir. “Their three goals came out of nothing and it was strange to see us go 3-0 down because I thought we controlled the majority of the first half-hour.
"We missed two good chances and had a blatant penalty decision [turned down] at 0-0 that probably would’ve changed the game.
"You can see why they’re top of the league; they’ve got a good work ethic and our final piece of work in the penalty area in the last few games hasn’t been good enough.”
That controversial penalty decision came early in proceedings when James Clarke upended Luke Williams in the box. United’s protests were waved away and just sixty seconds later, Jamie White scored for the visitors before doubling his tally shortly after.
Robbie Matthews then slotted home a superb strike before Williams gave Hayes & Yeading a lifeline in the 37th minute with a cracking drive.
The hosts were given further hope when Dan Flitchett was dismissed before the break but Oyenuga’s spot-kick came seconds before the final whistle to see United run out of time.
Bashir will be hoping for a better result when United welcome Heybridge Swifts to Kingfield this weekend in an FA Cup Second Qualifying Round match.