‘We were cowardly’
Saints boss hits out at certain players after FA Cup qualifying round capitulation
FURIOUS Danny Edwards has warned his Chalfont St Peter players that some of them may never wear the shirt again.
The Saints boss hit out following Saturday’s dismal 4-1 surrender at Evesham United in the FA Cup third qualifying round, which followed on from a 6-5 league defeat to Potters Bar.
None of the spirit which saw Chalfont overcome Southern Premier side Hungerford and Southern One Central leaders Kettering was evident as they were outfought and thought at Evesham.
But Edwards admits, with his side just two points off the Southern One Central drop zone, he was having concerns even before their cup exit, which again saw Chalfont fail to make the fourth qualifying round for the first time ever.
He said: “Some players might have played their last game for the club. You couldn’t really tell a player you would want to keep him at the club based on that display.
“They were all appalling, it was disgraceful. Some just haven’t got the heart. Me and the coaching team want players who match our desire. “Cowardly is the only word I can e for that display. They all hid and dn’t take any responsibility. esham were okay, but we made em look world class. “It’s frustrating because we fancied decent cup run and we had the me side out as we did against ungerford and Kettering, but we n’t defend like we did. “You can’t concede 10 goals in a ek, it’s embarrassing. “We defended badly last Tuesday d I thought it would be different day. It’s not acceptable and I won’t ve it again. “They obviously didn’t take on oard what was said at half time as e went back out and conceded gain within a minute, and we were ever going to get back into it from hat.
“I already had concerns before he game as our cup run has hidden ut poor league form, but I won’t
out- have another season like we had last year.”
Despite his anger with the whole team, Edwards insists he won’t be making wholesale changes, but has moved quickly to bring back defender Adam Louth from Harrow Borough.
Louth made his comeback in Tuesday night’s Red Insure Cup first round victory over AFC Hayes, which Chalfont won 6-5 on penalties following a 1-1 draw. Edwards hopes to add to Louth’s capture by bringing in three more players before Chalfont take on AFC Hayes again on Saturday, this time in the FA Trophy preliminary round.
‘EMBARRASSING’: Remmel Clarke gives Chalfont St Peter the lead at Evesham; (left) boss Danny Edwards was furious after his side then leaked four goals