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Non-league: Vaughan slams 'worst' Poppies performance
The Poppies manager blasted his team’s display at Southampton Road after Andy Leader’s strugglers had completed a Wessex League double over their visitors.
Sam James’s penalty separated the sides at the break last night following Fawzi Saadi’s clumsy challenge on ex-Bashley midfielder Matt Vokes, but Lymington should have been out of sight after wasting a host of first-half chances.
Poppies recovered after the restart with Saadi’s low drive levelling matters but the revival was short lived as goals from Roy Viner and Matt Fry deservedly picked off Poppies.
Angry Vaughan told the Daily Echo: “That was by far the worst performance I have seen from us. It was the worst 90 minutes of my lifetime.
“Everything was wrong, there was nothing there and we were a complete nonentity.
“It was all over after the first 20 minutes. Even though it was 0-0, we never recovered from the start we made. We were all over the place, not at the races at all.
“They were better than us in every department apart from a five or 10-minute spell after half-time. Lymington worked really hard and we got what we deserved.”
Vaughan added: “That was only our third match since the turn of the year and, although we have been training well, it is a long time to go without game time. It may have caught up with us a little bit.”
Poppies: Vaughan, Ayrton, Lockyer, Ward, Batchelor, Saadi (Bautista, 85), Martinez (Warren, 73), Phillipson-Masters, Joyce, Caslake (Clarke, 64), Phillips. Unused subs: Watt, Jones (g/k).