‘Performance was not acceptable’

Aaron Eyett is carried off during Holbeach's defeat to Rothwell Corinthians. Photos: TIM WILSON
Aaron Eyett is carried off during Holbeach's defeat to Rothwell Corinthians. Photos: TIM WILSON
  • Worst display of season leads to home defeat for Holbeach United
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Manager Tom Roberts was angered by Holbeach United’s worst performance of the season as well as the red-card challenge which sent Aaron Eyett to hospital.

An ambulance was called to Carter’s Park amid fears that former Boston Town midfielder Eyett had suffered a broken ankle.

However, it was confirmed on Saturday night that Eyett has serious ligament damage which will rule him out of 
action for eight weeks.

The tackle on Eyett led to the dismissal of Rothwell Corinthians defender Kalon Peniasko.

Roberts said: “I couldn’t believe what was going on.

“Just before the injury I said someone was going to get hurt if the referee didn’t take action over the tackles.

Rothwell Corinthians defender Kalon Peniasko is sent off

Rothwell Corinthians defender Kalon Peniasko is sent off

“A few minutes earlier I wasn’t happy about a reckless challenge.

“It was disgusting and I felt their bench were encouraging it a little bit with the way they were acting as well.”

Roberts was also unhappy over the Tigers’ display as he demanded much better.

He added: “It was a bad day all round.

We gave them two goals with defensive mistakes. If it hadn’t been for two good saves then it could have been worse.

Tom Roberts

“We gave them two goals with defensive mistakes.

“If it hadn’t been for two good saves then it could have been worse.

“The players need to start looking at each other. Now is not the time to use excuses such as the winter break which we’ve just had.

“They need to ‘man up’. We know how to win matches and Saturday’s performance was not acceptable.

Tom Gosling scored but now starts a 12-match ban

Tom Gosling scored but now starts a 12-match ban

“The performance was below par and probably our worst of the season.

“Corinthians are a battling side but we’ve got players who can look after themselves.

“It was a disappointing day. I had to make changes for the second half when we needed experience and winners.

“Unfortunately we gave away a second goal and you can’t expect to win games if you do that.”

Tom Gosling – who made it 2-1 with a far-post finish after Andy White’s double – starts a 12-match suspension after an incident following a red card for Holbeach’s reserves.