Corby Town joint-manager Andrew Wilson condemned his side’s efforts after he watched them throw away a two-goal lead against Stourbridge.
The Steelmen contrived to turn a 3-1 lead into a 4-3 defeat in the Calor League Premier Division clash at Steel Park and when asked if he was disappointed, Wilson could barely hide his annoyance by starting with: “Fuming is probably a better word.
“In the first half they scored with a cross that went into the back of the net and we reacted well to that and got ourselves 2-1 in front and played some fantastic football.
“Recognising when to play it behind, recognising when to play in between their midfield four and their back four, I thought we were immense for large periods of the first half.”
That took part of what was good but what followed after the half-time cuppa could hardly be recorded on the same scale.
Even though they increased their lead just before the hour, the Steelmen disappeared from the scene in the next 30 minutes as the visitors were allowed to steal the spoils.
“In the second half we just didn’t turn up,” Wilson added.
“I had to say to the lads that it was a disgusting second half performance.
“After a minute of the second half you could see that we were flat. We tried to chivy the lads up and try to get them to do things with urgency, with desire and tempo and we just couldn’t get them to.
“We scored a third goal and you think ‘okay we’ve started okay and we’ll be alright’ and we tried to get the lads up for it but it was two stupid goals.
“Walks (Paul Walker) has admitted the first one was his fault and it was two set plays.
“It was poor, really poor from us.”