VAUXHALL boss Owen Brown dubbed his team 'the suicide squad' after a dismal defensive display saw them crash out of the UniBond Cheshire Senior Cup in a 4-3 extra-time defeat at Woodley Sports on Tuesday.
He added: 'We are so kamikaze, it's untrue. You can't go away from home and lose after scoring three goals, but we have no defensive qualities whatsoever.'
A much-improved performance saw the visitors dominate the opening half-hour and they edged in front on 25 minutes when Alan Griffiths outwitted keeper Liam Higginbotham from a 25-yard free-kick.
But Woodley equalised eight minutes later with their first serious attack as Mike Horton, with acres of space on the right, scored with a drive that went in off the far-post.
And within five minutes, the Motormen were behind when Greg Bickell raced in from the near left touchline to fire home a stunning individual goal.
And it got worse on 50 minutes when Martin Andrews' shot squirmed through the grasp of Vauxhall keeper Steve Hilton.
But the Motormen fought back well when Terry Fearns headed home Peter Cumiskey's cross on 63 minutes. And with normal time running out, impressive debutant Aaron Rey headed home a deserved equaliser to take the tie into extra time.
As it stood, Vauxhall would have progressed to the last four on the away goal rule and a home tie against Stalybridge Celtic.
But hopes were dashed just four minutes from the end of extra time when Simon Hackney raced 45 yards on a breakaway before steering the ball beyond Hilton. Vauxhall, who have no game tomorrow, lost 5-1 at Alfreton Town on Saturday when Cumiskey scored their consolation goal in added time. They host Rossendale in the league cup on Tuesday (7.45pm).