“very poor” and “ill disciplined” – Scott Lindsey issues verdict amid defeat by Worthing…

Scott Lindsey expressed his strong dissatisfaction following Crawley Town’s heavy defeat by Worthing, stating that some of his players lacked effort and commitment.

Lindsey, the manager of Crawley Town, was visibly upset after his team’s 6-2 loss to non-league Worthing in the Sussex Senior Cup. The match at Woodside Road turned into a forgettable night for the Reds, compounded by concerning injuries to Harry Ransom and Ade Adeyemo, as well as a red card for Travis Johnson due to an off-the-ball incident.

In his post-match interview, Lindsey didn’t mince words, criticizing certain players as “very poor” and “ill disciplined.”

He said, “We were trailing 3-2 when we had a player sent off. I haven’t reviewed the incident, so I can’t comment on it, but something happened. That made the situation even more challenging, and we conceded three more goals. I’m extremely disappointed with the players. They exhibited a lack of professionalism. They didn’t prepare adequately. If they aren’t committed to their careers, I won’t be either.

“I’ve been working since early in the morning, coaching the first team and working all afternoon. I came to watch the game in the evening and observed players who were unwilling to run, put in effort, or engage with the ball. They seemed to be avoiding their responsibilities.”

Lindsey stated that he was certain that “one or two players didn’t prepare properly.”

He continued, “They delivered a performance like that and probably expected to be in the first team on Saturday, but I’m not sure about that. It’s genuinely disappointing. I won’t be analyzing or debriefing this performance; it doesn’t merit my time on a Wednesday for a Thursday session. I’ve already moved on and am now planning for Saturday, where we’ll be facing a tough opponent in Crewe Alexandra.”

Lindsey’s criticism of his players didn’t end there. He remarked, “Some of these players desperately want a spot in the first team, and they knock on my door claiming they should be next in line. But then they perform like this. It’s an easy argument for me.

“While we provide coaching and individual attention to players, preparing them in the same way as the first team, I know for a fact that some of the players didn’t prepare adequately. I’m genuinely disappointed, and they won’t have any excuses when they knock on my door next time.

“Their behavior was unprofessional. Whether they believe they can just show up or not, I don’t know. Evidently, they didn’t prepare mentally or physically. We gave them a weekend off and some time away.”

Lindsey also expressed his sadness and concern for Ade Adeyemo, who suffered an injury after scoring his first two goals for the club, stating, “I’m deeply disappointed about the injuries. Ade has a promising future, but we may not see him for a while. He’s a talented player, a great find from the lower tiers of non-league football, and he possesses an excellent attitude.”

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Worthing manager Adam Hinshelwood expressed his satisfaction with his team’s impressive 6-2 victory over Crawley Town in the Sussex Senior Cup…

This marked their second consecutive cup competition success within just four days, following their excellent 2-0 win against Bath City in the FA Cup over the weekend. You can watch the complete interview with Hinshelwood above.

The match began with a challenge as Ade Adeyemo managed to put Crawley ahead twice. However, a stunning strike by Jesse Starkey and a pair of goals from Jake Robinson allowed Worthing to secure a 3-2 lead by halftime.

Crawley’s situation worsened as they lost their captain, Harry Ransom, and Adeyemo to injuries. They struggled to regain control in the second half, and their problems increased when Travis Johnson received a straight red card for an off-the-ball incident involving Bailey Smith.

After this, the game was completely one-sided, with goals from Joan Luque, Smith, and Ollie Pearce sealing a convincing victory in the same competition they had won back in May.

In contrast, Crawley Town manager Scott Lindsey did not seem pleased, as you can observe in his full post-match interview.

Hinshelwood was pleased with his team’s performance, stating, “I am thrilled with the result. While it may appear emphatic, it may not entirely reflect the game. I believed it was an excellent match, with two high-quality teams displaying exceptional football skills. The tempo of the game was outstanding.

The red card obviously worked in our favor and made the scoreline more lopsided than it should have been, but overall, I am delighted with the win.”

Jesse Starkey’s remarkable goal that made it 1-1 ignited Worthing’s momentum, and Joan Luque’s outstanding performance throughout the game earned praise from Hinshelwood.

He commented, “Jesse hasn’t been on the field much due to work commitments, but we’ve been working to get him back into the lineup. It’s always a pleasure to see him on the pitch, and he possesses some exceptional talent. We aim to keep him in good shape.”

Hinshelwood also commended the quality of team goals, including Ollie Pearce’s clever finish at the end of the match. He emphasized the importance of Joan Luque and Jake Robinson, who are expected to have a significant impact on the team this season.

Looking ahead, Worthing is gearing up for a challenging encounter with the National League South leaders, Yeovil Town, at Woodside Road on Saturday. Hinshelwood anticipates a substantial turnout for this game, given the visitors’ status as the league leaders and their recent history as a Championship club.

Regarding the squad, Nicky Wheeler, Joel Colbran, and Ricky Aguiar were rested for the Crawley Town game but will be available for the upcoming Yeovil match.

Unfortunately, Greg Luer and Arran Racine remain sidelined due to injuries, with Arran Racine’s condition pending further examination. Despite these challenges, Hinshelwood expressed contentment with the squad’s progress.

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