BANBURY Bulls head coach Matt Goode did not hold back in the criticism of his side following defeat at the hands of Old Centralians.

After winning their opening five games of the South West 1 East season, Bulls were brought crashing down to earth.

Tries from Duncan Leese and Tommy Gray proved in vain as the hosts lost 36-14 to their rivals, who went above them in the table as a result.

Goode admitted he was angry and disappointed with his side’s display and said there will be changes going forward.

Asked whether he could put his finger on the lacklustre showing, he repled: “Arrogance. We were really poor right from the start.

“I thought we trained poorly on Thursday. I think some of the boys need to have a look at themselves and get back to training properly.

“It was embarrassing.”

Goode said he was unable to take any positives from the performance.

“No, none at all,” he said. “There wasn’t even the work rate. There wasn’t the energy, the effort.

“There’s definitely going to be some changes for boys that want to wear the shirt.”

Banbury travel to Old Patesians this weekend, with Goode hoping the manner of their first defeat can be used as a positive to spur the side on.

“I hope the boys that come in will bring that passion and that energy,” he said.

“I can’t take it away from Old Centralians, they were clinical, they were decisive, they played the game right.

“We as a group need to get our heads together and sort these problems out.”