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AFC Telford United assistant Larry Chambers slams players after heavy Brackley defeat

AFC TELFORD UNITED assistant manager Larry Chambers slammed his side following their heavy defeat to Brackley Town on Tuesday, saying the players had “no heart, no desire, no passion”.

The Bucks, who were hoping to record back-to-back victories at home after Saturday’s 1-0 win over Altrincham, were on the end of a heavy 6-0 defeat.

Telford were 1-0 down when Paul McCone was sent off towards the end of the first half for a cynical challenge on David Moyo.

Rob Smith’s side then crumbled, conceding from the resulting free-kick before another four goals in the second-half saw play-off hopefuls Brackley leave the New Bucks Head with a 6-0 victory.

The result leaves the Bucks five points above the bottom four as they continue to flirt with relegation trouble following two wins in their last seven fixtures.

Understandably disappointed after the full-time whistle, Chambers questioned the desire of the Telford players after they failed to keep things tight.

Chambers told the Shropshire Star: “Just humiliated, to be honest with you. I think it was a complete and utter capitulation.

“I think we started the game OK but once the first goal had gone in, I think we didn’t have the fight for it. No heart, no desire, no passion.

“When Paul McCone went off and they scored the second, it just got worse. If a side goes down to ten men, you don’t expect your team to capitulate like that.

“If you are asking me how that happens, I don’t know. Rob described the performance against Altrincham as shambolic and the challenge to the lads was to a show a response against a good side. We just didn’t have the fight for it, or the heart.”

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