BRAINTREE Town manager Brad Quinton has some searching questions for his players this week and he expects some honest answers from them.

The Iron boss was extremely disappointed by his team’s display as they saw their Vanarama National League South home record ruined by a 3-1 defeat by Havant & Waterlooville last weekend.

It was a game that was decided in bizarre fashion for the visitors by a hat-trick of penalty kicks, but while Quinton was frustrated by the officials’ decisions, he felt his players hadn’t done enough over the entire 90 minutes to meet his expectations of them.

And he will be asking them for honest answers ahead of Saturday’s home game against Bognor Regis Town.

Quinton said: “I’m disappointed with my players as not one of them could really say that they were fully committed and gave 110 per cent to have a better game than their opponent, to get past their man and do their job.

“It wasn’t an entertaining game.

“It certainly wouldn’t have been picked as the first game up on Match of the Day!

“It was flat and was decided by three penalties, but it meant we lost our home record in the league and that was really annoying.

“I have a lot to say to the players this week as individuals.

“We don’t normally do it but we have individual DVDs of the game to give to them all and I want feedback from them to say what they felt they did well.

“If they are honest then I don’t think any of them could and they’ll agree that they need to do better.

“If anyone thinks that was good enough then I’ll be surprised as it wasn’t in my mind and we’re better than that.

“I know we have an honest group and I think they’ll come back and admit that they must do better.

“Neither goalkeeper was really tested over the whole of the 90 minutes and none of the players from either side could say that they got past their defenders or even really took them on.

“I know we scored by getting round the back of their full-back but he slipped and Marcel (Barrington) took his chance well.

“But no-one dominated the game - not one individual from either of the teams - and from a game that ended 3-1, I find that a bit weird.

“They came and set up with a 4-5-1 formation so it was clear that they had come for a draw at least and you saw that with it being 0-0 at half-time.

“They did what they came to do – to unsettle us and get what they could out of the game, but three penalties in the second half is tough to take.

“Two of the three I thought were questionable and to have three in one half of a game after it had been 0-0 at half-time was unbelievable.

“I have never seen anything like that before.

“If they were stonewall penalties then I’d hold my hands up but I didn’t think that was the case.

“It is a tricky one to have to take.

“At 2-1, after Marcel had got our goal, their manager shouted over that the referee would level it up and we’d get a penalty, but it went the other way.

“I think it killed the game – for both teams really.

“However, we have to move on and go again.”

Quinton said that Braintree captain Marc Okoye, who missed the Havant game with a back spasm was expected to be fit for the visit of Bognor.

Striker and leading scorer Phil Roberts had been struggling with a hip flexor problem ahead of the game last weekend and did not train last week so will be assessed before the next one on Saturday.