Yarlett embarrassed by defensive horror show
FOOTBALL DARREN Yarlett has warned London Lions that a repeat of the defensive horror show against Bovingdon will not be repeated.
The Lions coach looked on in disbelief as the Rowley Lane team threw away a 2-0 and 5-1 advantage to draw 5-5 in the Herts Senior County League Premier Division.
Charlie Kasler fired Lions ahead from the edge of the area. The lead was doubled when good link-up play involving Harry Hatchwell and Josh Kennet resulted in James Gershfield sliding the ball home.
Bovingdon halved the deficit 10 minutes into the second half but excellent work from Kennet allowed Gershfield to restore the two-goal advantage.
Austin Lipman made it 4-1 but Bovingdon continued to capitalise on sloppy defending to score twice, either side of an own goal.
Bovingdon rallied superbly in the closing stages to score twice, much to the disappointment of Yarlett.
“I don’t think I have ever felt this angry after a game,” he said. “The players know, every single one of them. It’s not good enough, and it can’t happen again.
“Sometimes players need a kick up the backside. They all know the last 20 minutes of the match cannot be tolerated.
“We always try to take the positives, so we earned a point, scored five goals and, at times, played some good football.”