Darlington boss Alun Armstrong did not mince his words after seeing his side throw a 2-0 lead away to lose 3-2 at home to AFC Telford United.
It is only two weeks since Darlington conceded five times in the first half at Brackley.
“Brackley I could accept because of what was coming up [the Walsall FA Cup replay], but I cannot accept that second half because that was really poor, as bad as it gets,” he admitted.
“We didn’t keep the ball enough, the decision making on the ball was not good enough, there weren’t enough people wanting the ball and when we did lose it on the edge of the box we weren’t in our positions to win the second ball.
“The first half performance was really good, couldn’t really fault it at all. Dominant, causing them all kinds of problems.”