FOOTBALL: BRAKES boss Paul Holleran failed to hide his disappointment after watching his side crash to a humiliating 6-0 defeat at home to Slough which sees them replaced at the top of the SPL Premier Division by Chippenham Town.
Chris Flood bagged a hat-trick as Leamington slipped to their biggest defeat of the season as their poor run of recent form continues.
The Brakes have won just one of their last five league matches and Holleran was angered at the manner in which his side collapsed.
He said: “It’s been a very disappointing day for us, and I think when we look back at the video analysis we’ll see that the bread and butter things that we normally do so well, we didn’t do them and they’ve punished us with clinical finishing.
“When you concede two and three goals as quickly as that the momentum swings.
“Slough are a good side, we were well aware of that. They may have had a blip recently, but as I’ve said to the players in the dressing room, they have come and have done a proper job on us, and we had no answers.
“Our answers were throwing the dolls out of the pram, getting involved in silly situations. One or two people are blaming the referee but listen, it’s all our own fault, we totally deserved what we got, and were probably fortunate to come off only six goals down.
“This group of players, even with one or two missing I never saw that coming. We’ll get beat in games, that happens in this division, there are some good teams in it, but never in that manner, so that’s a real disappointment, for me and the staff.
“The players are fully aware of how I feel. They’ve let themselves down, me and the supporters. This should have been a cracking, entertaining game, but sadly only one team turned up.”