Lee Bullock has put on record his disappointment in yesterday’s overall performance against Stockton Town as the Blues crashed to a 3-0 defeat.
Having scored ten goals in their opening two pre-season matches, the Seasiders should have been confident against their Northern League opponents, however they proved to be anything but.
Whitby were brushed aside at Bishopton Road West and Assistant Manager, Lee Bullock was certainly not a happy man.
“We were missing hunger, desire and the ability to pass the ball,” said an angry Bullock.
“I wanted us to stamp our authority on a decent team who are able to play good football like they did.
“If we just think we can turn up and not play well, we can expect a rough time like we did today.”
As much as Bullock admits that Stockton are a good and capable side, he feels that Whitby shouldn’t be losing in the manner they did to a side two divisions below them.
The Blues have played two sides already in pre-season who are members of the Northern League and they put in strong performances against both sides which was even more disappointing for the experienced defender.
“We knew they were the strongest side we have faced so far,” Bullock stated.
“There are two levels in difference between the two sides and we shouldn’t be getting turned over 3-0.
“They have every right to beat us because they’ve got good players but if we don’t turn up like we did, results like this will happen. It’s a big wake up call.”
Chris Hardy’s Assistant also featured for Whitby in the second half, playing in his familiar position at centre-back.
Unfortunately for Bullock, he was largely at fault for the third goal which added to the misery on Teesside.
“The goal I ultimately conceded was disgraceful,” the centre-half admitted.
“As Assistant Manager I’ve said to the lads that watching a poor performance can set in and rot the team as it did.
“I should not be making that mistake. I should be setting examples but watching the performances around me on the pitch gives me that mindset to make pathetic errors like that.”