VIDEO: King's Lynn boss on the warpath

Paddy Davitt King's Lynn boss Carl Heggs slammed his under-performing players for the worst display of his managerial career after a 3-1 Unibond Premier Division opening day home defeat to Stocksbridge at The Walks.

Paddy Davitt

King's Lynn boss Carl Heggs slammed his under-performing players for the worst display of his managerial career after a 3-1 Unibond Premier Division opening day home defeat to Stocksbridge at The Walks.

Former Tamworth top gun Gareth Sheldon fired Heggs' men in front on four minutes with a close range finish for the pre-season title favourites.

Newly-promoted Stocksbridge hit back when Brian Cusworth cashed in from six yards after Andy Ring had caught out young Lynn full back Joe Magunda down the right.


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Ring and Richard Stirrup punished more slack home defending after the restart to inflict a miserable league defeat on the hosts in front of a bumper 1,047 crowd.

“I've no idea what happened,” said Heggs. “It was absolutely awful and I feel embarrassed to be the manager of King's Lynn FC. I've told all my players they should go home tonight and have a long, hard look at themselves. We were flat, there was no urgency, no one tried to get us going. We were so predictable. It was just a disgrace and I'm fuming.

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“That is the worst ever display in the two years, 18 months I've been coaching. Down at Redditch we gave our all and although we might have lost two or three nil to good sides it was because they paid more money and had better players. That is the worst display I have ever seen since coming into coaching and I didn't expect it - I really didn't. We just fell away and absolutely crumbled

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