‘We just rolled over and had our bellies tickled’ rages FC boss

A rueful Craig Faulconbridge has slammed his players
A rueful Craig Faulconbridge has slammed his players

Aylesbury FC manager Craig Faulconbridge said he felt “let down” after his team lost in what he called the “wrong way” during their Calor League Division One Central match against Dunstable on Saturday.

The Moles were thumped 4-0 at home in a performance that lacked quality, determination and effort.

And Faulconbridge said: “I was really disappointed with the performance.

“There were a lot of things wrong today particularly the attitude and the application of the players.

“Too many times this season there has been a mindset that if we concede the first goal then we’ve lost the game.

“What also annoyed me was the manner in which we lost. We lost the wrong way in that we just rolled over and had our bellies tickled.”

Faulconbridge added that he was having a serious look at the squad and was planning to make changes in the near future.

He said: “I hope to make some additions to the squad soon and also I will probably be offloading players as well.

“It is time some of the players took a good look at themselves because there is no way I will put up with a performance like Saturday again.”

Two goals before half-time and two goals after sealed FC’s fate.

The only shining light was a statuesque defensive and then attacking display from Ben Stevens who refused to be intimidated by the powerful Dunstable forward line setting a shining example of how to perform under pressure.

Dunstable’s Lee Roachie was sent for an incident involving Stevens and FC grew into the match a bit more but not to the extent that they could register a consolation goal.