ROBBIE Lardner has lamented the lack of leaders in his Calne Town side after they were knocked out of the Wiltshire Senior Cup by Warminster Town.

The Lilywhites gave a disappointing performance in the 3-2 quarter-final defeat at Weymouth Street, and Lardner believes no one wanted to take responsibility for lifting the team.

He said: "When you're in the mire in a game of football it's those leaders who get you to the other side, and get you a win.

"There's not many good leaders about nowadays. Unfortunately, when things don't go right for us in a game, we haven't got many of them who come to the forefront."

Lardner was also disappointed at the all-round display of his side.

He said: "The performance we put in was unacceptable. If you perform like that, the chances are you're going to get beat.

"We didn't defend well, we lacked quality in the middle of the park and up front we were pretty mediocre.

"We had a lot of possession and didn't really do an awful lot with it. We didn't really have a cutting edge about us.

"Warminster looked more likely to score than us, even though we dominated the play.

"They were very, very effective on the break, and they had pace up front which caused us no end of problems."

Lardner thought James Lye's 81st minute effort should not have been ruled out for offside.

He said: "It was a goal. James has walked onto it from an onside position.

"The linesman stuck his flag up when he put the ball in the net. It was a farcical decision."

But when asked if it would have made a difference to the result if the goal had been allowed, Lardner said: "Yes, possibly, but I've got no arguments when you perform like that and you lose."

Calne striker Glenn Armstrong, whose future has been the subject of speculation recently, was not included in the squad, but Lardner declined to comment on why the striker had played no part.

He said: "Glenn Armstrong wasn't picked today, that's all I've got to say on it."