Scarborough Athletic boss Rudy Funk was stunned by his side’s dismal showing at Long Eaton United on Saturday
The previously in-form side turned in a tepid display to slump to their first loss of the new NCEL Premier season.
“The performance was unrecognisable,” said Funk.
“We came in here in good form, but we just didn’t do it.
“I can’t defend the players like I usually do, the only person who can hold his head up is our keeper Steve Wilson.
“I don’t care who they are, I am now wondering if I made the correct decision to sign them on for Scarborough.
“Long Eaton were full of heart, full of passion, they really wanted to play for their club. Our lads seemed to have none of that.
“There were no harsh words said afterwards in the changing room, just genuine words.
“We did have a few chances, but you get marked on how many goals we score and your performance, we were way off the mark with both of those.”
Funk is now looking for a reaction from his players when they play host to Liversedge on Bank Holiday Monday at Queensgate, 3pm.
He added: “Monday will be a different day with hopefully a different outcome.
“The players owe it to the fans because I felt so sorry for them on Saturday. Many supporters made the long trip and they were probably all left scratching their heads.
“We will have to look at this performance a little more seriously after Monday.
“There won’t be many changes for the Liversedge game, but there will be plenty of phone calls because I want to know what went wrong.”