Parr: Convince me to keep you

Fareham manager Matt Parr. Picture: Paul Jacobs (104034-8)
Fareham manager Matt Parr. Picture: Paul Jacobs (104034-8)
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Matt Parr has laid down the law to his Fareham troops.

The Reds boss was in no mood for excuses after they crashed to a disappointing 2-0 defeat to Christchurch in the Wessex League premier division at Cams Alders.

And he has warned them they must buck their ideas up quickly or they will not be part of the club’s future.

‘That performance was totally unacceptable and the poorest seen from a Fareham side in a long while,’ said the angry boss.

‘We had quality players out there who never gave anything like their best.

‘And that leaves me thinking of making changes, if we are to have a successful season next time.

‘Okay, it’s been a long season that’s coming to a close.

‘But I’m not in the mood for excuses from any of my squad.

‘If they don’t know already, they soon will when I tell them they have four matches left to convince me they want to be here next season.’

Parr’s sentiments were echoed by the Cams Alders faithful, too.

They were already heading for the exit when former Pompey youngster Ben Osborne blasted Christchurch into a two-goal lead on 80 minutes.

By then, though, Fareham were already looking a beaten side.

They never recovered from going a goal behind in the second minute, as Russell Cook was given the time and space to turn and thunder a shot past keeper Luke Douglas from just outside the box.

Douglas would have been one of the few to escape the manager’s wrath at full-time.

His efforts in denying Christchurch an even greater victory were perhaps the only highlights of an instantly forgettable Fareham display.

Several times Douglas flung himself at full-stretch to keep out efforts from Osborne, Marc Fairbrother and Mark Smith.

Although, he had no chance of saving the two strikes that handed Christchurch their victory.