Kent Online say that Simon Walton accused Maidstone players of not fighting for the shirt in their defeat Maidenhead.

Joint caretaker boss Walton felt the Stones were bullied by their relegation rivals in a 4-2 loss at the Gallagher Stadium on Tuesday night.

They remain second-bottom but are now four points from safety after missing the chance to move out of the National League relegation places.

Walton said: “I’ve tried to be positive and we’ve tried to instil positivity but as a player I would not accept that and as a caretaker manager I will not accept that.

“We have been let down by people we trust.

“It’s heat-of-the-moment stuff, fair enough, but if people really look at themselves they will know they’ve let not just us down but they’ve let themselves down.

“That’s why we are where we are. That is a performance that proves why we are where we are.

“Forget the rest of it that we’ve tried to implement, passing the ball, letting people express themselves, you have to fight first.

“I’ll hold my hands up, maybe we’ve played the wrong team but don’t let them use that as an excuse.

“Whoever we pick should be fighting for that shirt and tonight 90% of them did not do that.”

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