DONCASTER Rovers Belles’ boss John Buckley admitted that he was ‘embarrassed’ after seeing his side crash 2-0 at home to fellow FA Women’s Super League (WSL) strugglers Liverpool at the Keepmoat Stadium on Saturday.
“We weren’t good enough and the players should feel embarrassed,” said Buckley after seeing his side drop to the bottom of the table: “The players have got to be more brave when they are in possession of the ball. They kept the ball better than we did and scored two cracking goals.
“I told the girls after the game that I wanted them to go away and think about the game and come back on Tuesday. I don’t want them to blame the system but to have a good look at themselves.
“The previous three games we had been excellent, but you can’t afford to let your standards drop at this level.
“Although we came in trailing 1-0 I still thought we had had more chances than them.
“If I’m being honest their second goal on the hour wasn’t the killer because I never thought that we looked like getting back into it at 1-0.
“When you lose the ball you have to try and get it back and we had too many who didn’t do that well enough today,”
With this weekend’s scheduled visit to title favourites Arsenal having being called off, Belles won’t be back in action until after the Olympics in August,
Buckley said that he was likely to speak to the club’s new sponsors, Innovation Financial Services, about bringing in one or two players during next month’s transfer window to boost his squad ahead of the second half of the season.