MICHAEL Clegg was left ‘fuming’ by his Warrington Rylands side’s performance in a draw away to his former club Atherton Collieries.

James Baillie’s 42nd minute strike cancelled out a 23rd-minute effort from Lewis Mansell in the Northern Premier League Premier Division clash.

He said too many players had a bad day at the office, with the result leaving Blues 13th on the ladder after three games.

“It’s two points lost,” said Clegg.

“You can’t turn up at this level and play for about half an hour.

“I was disappointed. I just thought there weren’t enough of them at the races and that’s what they’ve been told.

“You can’t pick and choose at this level when you turn up or do the right things.

“I think if a few more players had done the right things- we’d have had a comfortable afternoon but it’s not ended up that way unfortunately.”

Clegg went into more details about where things went wrong.

“I thought we were really poor in the opening half an hour,” he said.

“People were doing what they wanted. We didn’t get the ball down, we didn’t play.

“But saying that, in the first 10 minutes we had two really good chances and should have found ourselves 1-0 up.

“We lost our left-back and left-winger through injuries on Tuesday and we had a new left side. I thought they took a while to get to grips with it.

“And then we ended the half strongly but it was all smoke and no real fire in the second half. I don’t think we really worked the keeper.”

He added: “We had countless corners in the second half but we let the keeper come and claim them.

“We got in decent positions but crossed too deep and not with enough quality.

“Joe Piggott at No9 did well. He won flick-ons, he held the ball up, but he did not have people around him.

“There are times where you can look at it and say it is a point gained. Some people might look at four points off Stafford away (Tuesday) and Colls away and say it’s a good result but I’m fuming with that today because the three points were there for us if we’d wanted it.”