Lee Morris was nearly lost for words after watching his Worsbrough Bridge side lose 6-5 to Hall Road Rangers in the FA Vase first qualifying round tie at Park Road.
Far from being an epic humdinger, defending from both sides was non-existent. Worsbrough led 2-0 before Hall Road hit back to lead 6-3 with 15 minutes to go.
Two goals set up a grandstand finish, with Worsbrough hitting the crossbar in the final minute of injury-time.
“I said before the game when we saw there was a big crowd, that we should put a show on to encourage people to come back,” Morris told Non League Yorkshire.
“I didn’t mean it quite like what we got. I hope the neutrals come back though. They’ve seen 11 goals, several bookings, you can’t argue with that for a fiver.
“I’d say it was naive defending and entertainment for the neutral. It was two teams who can’t defend. I’m absolutely speechless.
“We were 2-0 up and you should kill teams off and we haven’t done that. They scored six goals and they haven’t had to work for one of them.”
Morris did give his players some credit for mounting the late attempted comeback.
He said: “I’m never going to fault the lads for effort because that will never change. They do give everything.
“We got it back to 6-4, then 6-5 and you think ‘ten minutes, let’s go for it’. We huffed and puffed and hit the crossbar in the final minute. I think if Kyle had got something on it, it is a goal.
“I don’t know how it stayed out, but that’s how today has gone. It has been a circus.”