DOG Inn manager Simon Kerins was distraught after an indisciplined performance helped contribute to a shock cup semi-final result at King George’s.
Although missing a few key men, Dog’s side was very strong on paper yet failed to threaten Great Harwood after they had taken a shock early lead.
The second half saw four more goals conceded, with Dog creating few opportunities to get on the scoresheet.
Kerins said: “I enjoy a social drink as much as anyone but, despite perfect preparation, too many people have opted for a pre-match session over a post-match celebration.
“Their more committed team-mates, the supporters and I deserve better.
“I hate to play the blame game, but the team was impeccably prepared for the fixture and that we are not in the final is simply down to poor discipline and selfishness.
“On the day, Harwood wanted the win more than us but nobody wanted it more than me or the players that genuinely did show concern.”
FINAL SCORE: Dog Inn 0, Gt Harwood Rovers 5