GARRY Haylock has accused last night's Middlesex Senior Cup opponents Bedfont Town of an over-the-top physical approach that could have hit his side's relegation battle.
The Hayes & Yeading boss says he was relieved to avoid any new injuries to his small squad that was weakened by the loss of Charlie Wassmer to Crawley Town earlier this week.
A superb 25-yard free-kick from Tom Cadmore secured a 1-0 win for the Blue Square Bet Premier side over Zamaretto Division One Central outfit Bedfont Town in the county cup sem-final.
But Haylock (pictured) said: "The only concern was if someone got injured, especially with the way that they played. I thought they were naughty and out of order.
"I was delighted that we won, but I would have liked us to have won more comfortably and just laughed at them. It is not right when they are booting balls at players when they are on the floor, kicking people off the ball and deliberately trying to hurt people. To be honest I think it is disgusting.
"We have got to play in this competition and we have had problems with them before."
However, Haylock was far from pleased with the performance of his own players as they struggled to beat a side three divisions below them in the non league pyramid.
"I think some players are playing at this level not because of a lack of ability, but more their mental attitude. I said to them beforehand that this will say something about your attitude and it did from too many players."
A virtual full-strength Hayes & Yeading missed several chances in the first-half with Lee Brown the chief culprit after he rounded the goalkeeper but shot wide.
Visitors Bedfont then created a few chances of their own to earn a shock lead, but Cadmore's stunning 25-yard free-kick with eight minutes left effectively ended their challenge.
Hayes & Yeading now take on Blue Square South side Staines Town in the final of the Middlesex Senior Cup at Harrow Borough on Easter Monday, April 25.
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