Torquay United manger Gary Johnson expressed his concern at the way his side and the fans seemed to be ‘demoralised’ by Maidenhead United’s first goal in a 2-0 defeat at Plainmoor.
The Gulls were completely dominant, Kyle Cameron heading against the bar, until the visitors snatched the lead through Josh Kelly in the 31st minute.
United were also on top for most of the second half without making their pressure count, before Alan Devonshire’s side wrapped up a victory against the run of play with a breakaway goal by former Gulls winger Shamir Fenelon in stoppage-time.
“For 30 minutes we were terrific,” said Johnson, “but their first goal demoralised the club – it changed the whole atmosphere on and off the pitch.
“It’s the first time I’ve heard a lot of dissent from the crowd, not supporting the lads.
“We’ve got be very careful that it doesn’t hold us back too far.”