‘We fell below expectations required’ – Warrington Rylands manager David McNabb makes admission following Hyde United defeat

Warrington Rylands were beaten by Hyde United

Warrington Rylands manager David McNabb expressed his disappointment after they were dumped out of the FA Cup by Hyde United.

For the Rylands, their hopes of a run in the prestigious competition were over before they’d really begun as David McGurk’s side raced into a three-goal lead after just 17 minutes at Gorsey Lead.

Eddie Brown added a fourth after half-time. For the Blues boss he couldn’t hide his disappointment at the result, performance and manner they conceded the goals.

He told Off The Park: “Forget about it, yes, I think there was a lot we need to learn from it as well. I think we were naive on Saturday.

“Look, Hyde punished us, don’t take anything away from them, in the first-half, they had three chances and scored three goals – pretty much put the cup tie to bed.

“They were massively clinical, they were a very good side and I’m just disappointed in the manner we conceded the goals. If you look at any of them, in the first-half, even more so the fourth one, it was an avoidable goal.

“Really disappointed with ourselves, we fell below the expectations required of the club and from the group it sets itself. We’ve got to dust ourselves down.”

Despite the demoralising result, the Rylands manager was keen to emphasise that the outlook for the future is to be more reflective as they sit in the top half of the Northern Premier League table. 

He added: “We’re going to lose games of football at this level, I know it was a cup game but Hyde are in our league, losing games at his level is going to happen – we know that, we know we’re going to lose plenty between now and the end of the season.

“It’s the manner that we sort of accepted the defeat, we conceded sloppy goals and we accepted that defeat. That’s not a Warrington Rylands team, that’s not a team that I’ve been part of in the past and it’s not good enough for this group and we know that.

“But, again it’s trying to look at it and be more reflective.

“We’re out the FA Cup, disappointing, we wanted to have a bit of a run this year and try put some results together but we’re seventh in the league, a point off the playoffs, three points off top, if we were in the same position with six games to go would we be happy? I think we would.”

[Featured image: Warrington Rylands – Mark Percy]

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