Manager Micky Adams pulled no punches when he criticised Port Vale’s FA Cup third round draw against Plymouth Argyle.
They came out after half-time and had to a have a go, but the defending for their goals was shocking…
Vale were seemingly coasting after securing a 2-0 lead but poor defending allowed Plymouth to earn a deserved 2-2 draw and a replay.
Speaking after the match Adams said: “It would be stupid of me to sugar coat it. We were pretty poor and are lucky to still be in the hat.
“We have an important game against Brentford on Saturday. We want to go there nice and positive. We have to do things better and if we can’t I have to speak to Norman and we have to try to get people in who might be able to do it better.
“Man of the match? Chris Robertson as well? Wow!
“There are obvious key moments in games. Jennison Myrie-Williams went through with the last kick of the first half and, had he made it 3-0, I think that is game over.
“But we came out in the second half and started poorly, everything we talked about in the dressing room didn’t happen.
“We just went deeper and deeper. We didn’t get hold of it up front and the midfield lads never got hold of the ball.
“They came out after half-time and had to a have a go, but the defending for their goals was shocking.”