Honest Josh Casey reckoned Woking’s FA Trophy first round exit at Kingstonian was “horrible” and he put the blame firmly on the players for a “disgraceful performance” after boss Alan Dowson’s attempt to shoulder the responsibility himself.
The inspirational skipper knows the club blew a huge opportunity as one of the favourites to win the competition given their National League standing and insisted preparations were the same as for a league match.
Now, the 28-year-old left-back wants the Cards to get back on track as they take on Ebbsfleet United in Kent, on Saturday (December 21), prior to a home encounter with Sutton United on Boxing Day.
And he believes fourth-placed Woking will target the play-offs now having surged back to form in the league with four wins from their last six – and getting Kingstonian out of their system quickly will help.
“We were outplayed, outclassed and outworked against a team two levels below us which is unacceptable,” said Casey. “It’s the most disappointed I’ve felt after a game. We let ourselves down.”