Abbott slams under par players

Abbott: Massively disappointed

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Carlisle manager Greg Abbott could not hide his disappointment after his side fell to a crushing 4-0 home defeat at the hands of Notts County.

The Cumbrians started brightly enough, but County stunned them with an 11th minute goal when Jeff Hughes stole into the box, making a mockery of the defensive marking, to head home Alan Judge's left wing cross.

There followed goals by Neal Bishop, ex-Carlisle striker Francois Zoko and Jamal Campbell-Ryce, and Abbott was keen to stress the magnitude of the defeat.

"We lost more than three points and a football match today," he said. "We lost our momentum. I'm not hiding. We didn't do our jobs. I have never been brutal about my team, but we were nowhere near good enough.

"Our away form has been tremendous, but if we don't back it up at home we will find ourselves at the wrong end of the table."

Defender and former County player Mike Edwards added: "It was a massively disappointing result for us. We've been winning quite a few away and it's frustrating not to do it at home."