King refuses to defend pitiful
By Adam Summers
Monday 2nd April 2012
BRENDON King refused to defend his players following Saturdays
pitiful performance against 10-man Arlesey Town.
The Terras went down 2-0 to the Blues despite having an extra
man for 40 minutes after Jordan Browne was sent off for an
over-the-top challenge on Warren Byerley.
The defeat was Weymouths fourth on the spin but it
was the manner of the collapse that disgusted King, who made
his feelings known in his post-match analysis.
The candid boss told Echosport: It just beggars belief.
We started off okay but they then scored a goal out of nothing
and for the next 20 minutes they got on top without really
We then got back into it by hitting the woodwork and
going close with another effort from Warren before they had
a man sent off five minutes into the second half.
After that, I thought we would get on top and go and
get the equaliser but instead we went on to concede the softest
of goals just a few minutes later.
The defending for that second goal was inexcusable
and there is now way I am going to stand here and try and
defend it it was ridiculous.
Our chins then immediately hit the ground and to be
honest I was left questioning their desire and belief for
the first time this season.
It goes without saying, I let my feelings be known
to them afterwards and told them I will be expecting a big
response on Tuesday against Chesham but whether I get it,
we will just have to wait and see.
I certainly wont accept anyone just turning up
and going through the motions, and I just hope they now go
away and think hard about things and come back desperate to
put it right.
The Terras now sit just four points above the drop-zone in
the Evo-Stik Southern Premier Division with the visit of high-flying
Chesham tomorrow night (7.45pm) being their final game in
King added: We are in a relegation battle there are
no two ways about it.
We have dropped some silly points over the past few
weeks and that is what has put us in this position, and it
is now up to each and every one of us to take some responsibility
and pull our fingers out.
After tomorrow night, Weymouths last five games will
include tough away fixtures at St Albans City and play-off
contenders Cambridge City, and tricky home clashes against
Frome Town and Hitchin Town.
They will then complete their campaign with a trip to fifth-bottom
Redditch United for what could prove a do-or-die encounter.
Following Saturdays loss, Terras chairman Nigel
Biddlecombe said: There was no passion or fight out
there and it was very disappointing indeed.
I am particularly disappointed for the fans that paid
their hard-earned money to watch the game because they deserved
a lot better than what they got.
I would like to apologise to those people and I am
sure the players will come out against Chesham looking to
Biddlecombe and his interim board held a meeting with King
and his assistant Matt Groves following the defeat to register
their concern and have been reassured by the duo that the
recent slump will be turned around.
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