Yeovil Town manager Darren Way suggested that his team lacked defensive bite, commitment and desire after the club's 3-0 defeat against Forest Green Rovers at the New Lawn. The sixth defeat in a row left the Glovers just one point off the relegation zone and with Notts County and Morecambe winning their matches on the day, they are now just two points off the bottom position.
Forest Green got themselves into a commanding lead within half an hour of the match, as goals from Junior Mondal and Christian Doidge gave them a two goal advantage by the time they reached half time. Way told BBC Somerset that his team didn't have enough bite in defence and midfield to deal with the attacking runs that the home side managed and accused them of switching off for the second goal, saying the team couldn't handle the situation:
"We didn't have enough bite, certainly with the first goal and with the tackle. The ball has bounced in the middle of the park there. I was very disappointed that there wasn't enough commitment and enough desire to win the first ball. Then we didn't track the runner, and if you watch the goal it was too easy. At the moment, with the way the team is, we can't handle that. There's not enough resilience, there's not enough bite to come back after games, which has been proven. Then we find ourselves 2-0 down from a set play, after we've switched off. So there's certain scenarios and certain situations that are happening at the moment, that I feel we've got to take more responsibility. I just feel this team needs time. It's a low moment right now, but what we've got to look at, is we've got to make sure that we stay in the Football League."
Way was barracked on the final whistle by the travelling 354 supporters on the final whistle, with him having to exit towards the dressing room via that corner of the ground. He said that he was more concerned about the 'constant change' within his playing squad and whether some of the players could be blamed for not having played as a unit before. But he claimed he wasn't concerned by the dissent on the final whistle, which included a 'Way Out' banner displayed towards him:
"I'm not scared of that. The only thing that I'm scared of, is for the players to understand the responsibility and make sure that they're accountable for the performances, just for the football club. That's what scares me. I'm looking at players, playing in the positions that they're playing in, and that isn't a team that I've created and moulded - not at all. That's the problem that I feel that I've had at the football club. There's just constant change, and I'm looking at the players and I'm thinking should the players be at fault for not playing together? The majority of the squad have not had the games programme that we've had, and now they've got the whole commitment and the responsibility of the football club on their heads."
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