Yeovil Town manager Darren Sarll said he was disappointed with the body language shown by his players in the first half of today’s 2-0 home defeat against Chesterfield.

But, the boss said he was not ready to write off his team any more than he was ready to crown them champions after last weekend’s 3-0 win away at Stockport County.

Speaking to BBC Radio Somerset’s Sheridan Robins after the match, Sarll said the second goal scored by ex-Glovers’ loanee Kabongo Tshimanga after 36 minutes was “a horror show.”

Darren Sarll
Yeovil Town manager Darren Sarll.
Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz,.

He said: “(Both goals) are down to lapses of concentration and we have paid for that, but I don’t think it is time we start rolling out the shotguns and blowing people’s heads off.

“We as a team did that and we as a team did what we did last week (beating Stockport County 3-0), and we as a team will take what we did this week.

“My biggest disappointment in the first half was the body language of some of the players, I don’t think they showed enough. Body language is always a reflection of what someone is thinking, so if they are thinking positively it reflects.

“Too many of our players looked uninterested and that is something for me to think about and that is the worst part of the day for me.”

Midfielder Josh Staunton added that the first half performance was “not acceptable” adding that the second goal was out of character for a defence which has kept clean sheets in its last two matches.

He said: “We can’t allow (mistakes like that) to creep in because one straight ball over the top should not be causing us problems like that.

“We came out in the second half much better in terms of intensity, shape and patience off the ball and they stopped playing through us.

But, Staunton was also not willing to lose his head over a defeat any more than he was after last weekend’s victory.

He said: “Even with three (wins) on the bounce (in our previous three games) we have achieved nothing.

“One win does not make us the best in the league, and one loss does not make us the worst in the league, so it is important we find some middle ground.”


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