NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL: Huntingdon boss demands a change of culture after being left humiliated by midweek horror show

Huntingdon boss Bob Warby

Huntingdon boss Bob Warby - Credit: Archant

Huntingdon boss Bob Warby says he has been left scarred by his worst night in football.

That’s how the Town chief described his side’s 8-1 drubbing at Wisbech Town on Tuesday night.

It was a result which kept them bottom of the United Counties League Premier Division and left their manager adamant that the club’s victim culture needs to change quickly.

Warby said: “I’m stunned and deeply embarrassed by what happened on the worst night I’ve ever had in football.

“It is simply unacceptable for a team to put in a display, like we produced at Wisbech, in front of paying customers.

“I would like to apologise to everyone concerned. It wasn’t even as good as a training game for Wisbech – it was quite simply a waste of an evening.

“I know in my heart what went wrong. I have been monitoring the issues and I will make imminent decisions based on that.

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“It is not fair on my chairman, our volunteers, the players who do give everything to the cause and the league when we turn in performances akin to this.

“The blame lies with me. Yes, I’m handicapped in terms of recruitment and stability, but those factors are my responsibility.

“There is a long-standing culture of victim mentality at the club and that mindset must change before we can begin to compete.

“I’m confident in my ability and I have always been attracted to clubs in trouble – but this one is very different.

“We have some good players and good people here, but we are a long way off all sharing the same vision.

“I do still think we will be alright, but a change of mentality is a must. I’m fed up with hearing excuses and we simply have to start making things happen.”

Huntingdon are now three points adrift at the bottom of the Premier Division table, but they do have a run of four successive home league games.

That starts when they entertain Northampton side ON Chenecks tomorrow (3pm), before form team Deeping Rangers visit on Wednesday (7.45pm).