SHOALHAVEN United coach Trevor Skingle has slammed his side for their performance against Manyana on Saturday and thinks they were lucky to only lose 3-1.
Skingle thought with the way they played, it could have easily been 6-nil against the Wanderers at Manyana Sports Field, where the only highlights were their one goal and full-time whistle.
Goal-scoring machine Rohan Daley opened the Wanderers account in the 24th minute and despite some other chances, it was the only goal of the first-half.
United’s best period of play came in the early stages of the second half, where they managed to find an equaliser through Shane Button in the 54th minute.
Their reprieve was very short-lived, with Manyana going back in the lead just 40 seconds later after a goalkeeping blunder gave Sam Swan an easy shot on goal.
All three Daley brothers played a part in Manyana’s final goal, but it was Ben Daley who applied the final touches in the 65th minute.
Skingle initially had one word to describe the way his team played, which, unfortunately cannot be printed.
He went on to say he was very disappointed with their performance across the park.
“From goalkeeper, to striker, we were terrible,” he said.
“If we play like that, we should get whooped 6-nil every week,” he added.
Skingle was happy with their performance in their first game of the season, but said they have not played well since.
“From a coach’s point of view, it’s very disappointing to train well and then turn up and play like that.
“We’re a good enough side, but we’re just not talking and not communicating and we’ve really got to pick it up.”
Skingle could not name any standout players in his team, while the Register was unable to contact Manyana coach Matt Tooley.
United play St Georges Basin next week and while they are yet to win a game, Skingle thinks that could change if his team doesn’t get their act together.
Skingle said they will have to go back to the drawing board before next week’s game and it is likely there will be a number of changes.
“If we go out and play the way we did against Manyana, we will lose,” he said.
“Reserve grade seem to be doing well, so maybe it’s a case of swapping the two teams around.
“We’ll look at who’s not performing, those guys will be dropped and we’ll bring in some players that are performing.”