Bradbury said Hawks players ‘need to take long hard look at themselves’ after FA Cup exit

Lee Bradbury. Picture: Ian Hargreaves
Lee Bradbury. Picture: Ian Hargreaves

LEE Bradbury was hugely disappointed and upset by the manner of the Hawks’ exit from the FA Cup.

His side suffered a shock 1-0 defeat against Southern League Metropolitan Police at Imber Court.

A stunning first-half strike from Jack Mazzone proved enough to dump the Vanarama National League out of the cup.

Bradbury said: ‘I told the players they should be embarrassed by their performance.

‘After the game I made them go over to our supporters. I also left the changing room door open so they could hear the Met Police celebrations.

‘The most disappointing aspect was our lack of application.

‘To say that I am spitting nails is an understatement.

‘We didn't start well, we were outworked, outmuscled and outrun by a team two leagues below us. It hurts me to say that.

‘We should be coming here and winning and I can't hide from that fact.

‘There is no way they had the better players but they proved the better team on the day.

‘It has put a few questions into my head regarding some of these players. They now have to take a long hard look at themselves.'