HENDON manager Gary McCann pulled no punches when assessing his side's 4-2 FA Trophy exit at Kingstonian last Saturday.
Despite missing several key players through injury, illness, suspension and family issues McCann still expects his side to give it all they have and hold their own - but it was an afternoon to forget at Kingsmeadow.
"Defensively, we were awful," he said. "I don't think we dealt with their two forwards all afternoon. Conceding goals that opponents don't have to work too hard for has been the bane of our season.
"I am very disappointed to go out of the Trophy but we didn't deserve anything with the way that we defended. I am looking to bring in some new players both in defence and in central striking positions."
Wes Daly and Scott Cousins were recalled for Lubomir Guentchev, who dropped to the bench, and the banned Wayne O'Sullivan.
Bobby Traynor put the hosts ahead before Matt Gray doubled their lead early in the second half.
Carl Wilson-Dennis made it 3-0 in the 55th minute before Hendons substitute Lubo Guentchev grabbed a goal back with a deft header.
Christian Jolley restored the Ks' three-goal advantage soon after as Hendon poured forward before James Bent scored a second for the Greens in added time.
This Saturday Hendon travel to AFC Hornchurch before hosting Wingate & Finchley in the Ryman League Cup on Wednesday.