DISMAYED Dudley Sports boss Tony Gore held a clear the air meeting with his players following last Saturday's heavy 5-1 beating by Black Country Rangers.

Gore kept his players behind in the changing room for a good half hour and admitted afterwards: "Our performance was just not good enough.

"When Black Country scored their second goal, we just folded.

"There are some players who are not giving what you would expect and that has to change.

"But the last time I tried to make changes and left three players out, two of them left the club and I haven't seen them since.

"This is a difficult time for Dudley Sports and I'm not happy sitting here making the numbers up.

"There seems to be more clubs than ever paying out money this season which is making it an unfair playing field for clubs like us who have no budget.

"By contrast, Black Country have a big budget and it showed. But we have to do better ourselves."

Goals from Kieron Clark, James Fuller, Shaquille McDonald and a Chris Whittington brace completed the scoring for Black Country before Romano Graham clawed back a late consolation for Sports.

Dudley Sports still remain clear of the drop zone but Gore will want a marked improvement this Saturday when they travel to high flying Cradley Town.