‘No excuses’ for Levy after Hertford hit five

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Leverstock Green 0 Hertford Town 5

Leverstock Green v Hertford. Picture by Alan Lee.

Leverstock Green v Hertford. Picture by Alan Lee.

LEVY Green manager Steve Heath admitted his side could have no excuses following their biggest defeat in his reign at the club.

A disastrous second half showing saw Green ship five goals in to struggling Hertford Town in a shocking 35 minute spell for the Pancake Lane outfit.

And Heath admits that he was furious at his side’s display. “The only way I can sum it up is that the performance just wasn’t good enough,” he said. “It wasn’t acceptable.

“It was way below the performance level that I expect in terms of quality and effort.

“The 11 players that started the game should have been good enough to win it and there are no excuses.

“I will always try and defend my players but I can’t defend that performance.

“But knowing the players like I do, I’d like to think that I can get a reaction from them.”

The first half against Hertford was a largely unforgettable affair, with neither side really threatening the opposition goal.

Levy started the second half brightly, with Lewis Pritchard forcing two decent saves from Hertford keeper Jake Knight.

However, from the 55th minute onwards it was a horror show from Green as they conceded goal after goal.

First, Dave Hunt managed to force the ball home following a messy goalmouth scramble, before a Louis West slip allowed Lee Roberts to double the Hertford advantage.

A defensive mix-up saw Hunt add a third goal for the visitors, before Roberts bagged his second goal of the game after 86 minutes.

And to run salt in the Green wounds, there was still time for Roberts to complete his hat-trick in the last minute and compound the misery for the shellshocked hosts.