After a 2-0 away defeat to the hands of third bottom Barton Town Old Boys, Kennedy wasn’t happy with his teams attitude.
The pitch was difficult and the wind was strong which made the afternoon ever more difficult for the Tigers, boss Kennedy admitted it was his sides mental approach that the biggest annoyance, “The players attitude throughout the game wasn’t good enough to be honest. These lads are supposed to be fighting for their future next year and we was never in the game.
“It was a difficult pitch and it was windy but it was the same for both sides. You can’t use it as an excuse to affect the game. However our attitude wasn’t right today, on the whole we wasn’t good enough.”
Barton scored both goals from set pieces, Lee Shilleto and Gary Bradshaw scored the goals for the hosts. The Worksop defending was brought into question due to both players being unmarked.
There was a few incidents between the players and the referee was forced to book several Worksop players. Most notably it was Adam Scott which was given his marching orders after a second yellow, it didn’t go down well with Worksop fans who felt Barton winger Will Waudby should’ve been sent off for a shove in the face on Jacob Rickards
Kennedy expanded on his sides poor display,
“Both goals were from set pieces and both goals were scored by unmarked men. At any level you can win and lose so many games, it would’ve been a nothing game if we had done our defensive duties.
“It’s just petulance that you get one player swearing at the referee, the other will say something not as bad to the officials and get booked or sent off so there’s no need for it really.”
One positive was the performance of Julian Lawrence who made a return to Worksop’s starting 11 after signing for the club earlier in the week.
“The referee did know the players on a first name basis, but at this level the referring is pretty poor. That’s something we have to deal with every game and we can’t allow the referee to affect the game.
“You can rely on Julian he won all his headers and tackles today. They didn’t really create much from open play and they was a dangerous team from set pieces and that’s where we struggled today’.
The Tigers go again next weekend as they look to stop the rot at home to Maltby Main.