Buckingham Town assistant manager, Alex Court, blamed his side’s poor work-rate after their 6-0 hammering to Peterborough Sports in the League Cup.
Court took charge of the game in the absence of manager Chris Robson, who is away on a business trip, and it was a day to forget as the Robins were punished by a clinical and efficient Peterborough side.
Three first half goals put the home side into a commanding position at the break and they refused to relent in the second half, scoring another three goals to complete a resounding victory.
Court said afterwards: ”The game should have been a close encounter with two good sides competing with each other, but the work-rate and desire we showed was nowhere near up to scratch or what we demand from the players.
“I thought we may be able to salvage some pride in the second half after our half-time team talk, but the game was already gone.”
Buckingham are away to Raunds Town this week and Court is hopeful his side can respond, adding: “Hopefully the lads will learn from this as it is the first heavy defeat we have had as a group, and they return to training this week wanting to put it right and give a response next week in what will be a tough game at Raunds.
“The players need to realise they will get nothing from games unless they are willing to work hard before anything else.”