McCulloch not lost for words after Armadale defeat

McCulloch not lost for words after Armadale defeat

Posted on February 16, 2016 in 'News'

ECU Joondalup Coach Dale McCulloch was left bewildered after his sides 4-1 loss to Armadale on Sunday in the QBE Night Series, and he said it’s not acceptable.

“I’m not standing for that sort of performance, and I let the player know about it in the changing rooms after the game,” he said.

“I lost my head a little at half time, but it’s not worth doing that, all I’ve asked the players, is that what we are going to stand for. There were too many players not putting the hard work in, and I don’t understand because we work on it all week at training and certain players are still asking questions on game day, we need to improve.”

The coach took a little solace from the second half display, where they created a number of chances, but he said it’s a 90 minutes game and they didn’t turn up in the opening half. “Yes we had chances but in that situation you have to be more ruthless and score them goals when you have the opportunity and tonight Armadale did,” he said.

“We have to be better defensively and we will work on that in the week and hopefully improve, because it’s was not good enough in the first half.”

The Coach praised the work of striker Gordon Smith, who in the coaches words ‘Worked his soaks off’. “He (Smith) worked his arse off tonight, and if we had nine more players in the side like him on the field we won’t get beat that often,” he said.

“We have gone from being a good side to being ordinary in the space of three games, and like I said it’s not acceptable and will have to change it, sooner rather than later.”