Sleaford Town are hoping to bounce back in the FA Vase this weekend after conceding 13 goals without reply in their last two UCL Premier League games.
Town followed up a 9-0 defeat at Peterborough Northern Star last Tuesday evening with a 4-0 loss at AFC Kempston Rovers on Saturday.
The results left Town 15th in the league of 21, having won three and lost the other six of their matches.
Chairman Brian Rowlands paid tribute to the strength of Peterborough Northern Star’s squad.
He said: “They are a very good side.
“They have got some very good forwards.”
He felt, however, that Town’s clash with AFC Kempston Rovers should have been more evenly balanced, describing them as a ‘sort of mid-table side’.
He attributed the defeat to the loss of two players – midfielders Harry Millard and Matthew O’Halloran – during the game due to injury.
He also felt the continued absence of striker Ewan Clarke, again due to injury, was a key factor while sensing that the players began to lose heart after conceding the first goal.
He said: “It seemed to me that some heads went down.”
He added: “We need to do much better. We need to get our heads up when things go wrong.”
Town’s next clash is away at top-of-the-league Yaxley in the FA Vase on Saturday (kick off 3pm.
Rowlands is keen to see improvement. He said: “We can try to put things right.”