Dec 6 2012 By Guy Martin
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ANGRY Nas Bashir has warned his Hayes & Yeading stars he will be picking up the phone to bring in reinforcements if they don’t buck up their ideas following this weekend’s defeat to AFC Hornchurch.
Bashir was left fuming after desperately poor defending gifted the Blue Square South strugglers a two-goal lead within the first 15 minutes and United failed to muster a response at Kingfield.
The Hayes & Yeading chief called it the worst start to a game in his 18 months in the job and after being thwarted in his attempts to re-sign Michael Thalassitis from Stevenage, Bashir has threatened to delve into the transfer market once more.
“That was totally unacceptable,” he said. “They didn't take enough responsibility, they left it to each other.
“The players let themselves down. It's the second or third time it's happened now so there might need to be some changes.
“We've got a lot of games coming up. Maybe it's a good time to get on the phone next week and get a couple of players in.”
Bashir had made a couple of changes on Saturday in leaving out experienced duo Pelé, struggling with an achilles problem, and Mark Bentley.
The young defence looked all at sea from the outset, and in the fifth minute Hornchurch were gifted an opener.
Keeper Brandon Hall tried to pass out a goal kick and as after it was not cleared, Hornchurch's Lewis Smith robbed the ball and centred for Leon McKenzie to finish.
Smith was presented with another chance moments later and though he failed to capitalise, in the 15th minute his side was two up as a deflected cross fell for Frankie Curley to fire home.
Hayes & Yeading failed to muster an effort on target in the half, with Hornchurch out-battling them in all areas.
A sudden burst of good football from Bashir's side saw Tobi Joseph head in Yassin Moutaouakil's cross after 12 second-half minutes.
But that, and a series of substitutions, could not make a telling difference and it was well-deserved when McKenzie sealed the win for Hornchurch in injury time.