Eastbourne Borough boss Tommy Widdrington admitted his men were ‘out of tune’ in their 2-0 defeat to Weston-Super-Mare on Saturday.
The Sports were undone by two first-half tap-ins from the Seagulls and, although were unlucky to be on the wrong end of some controversial decisions, rarely troubled visiting ‘keeper Lloyd Irish throughout a 90 minutes where they were far from at their best.
Widdrington said, “Teams are made up of different elements - you have your violinists and your conductor. Now sometimes, your conductor can be doing the right things but your lead violinists just haven’t been at it – they’re not playing the right tune.
“We came into this game fairly confident. We worked very hard in our preparations this morning and it was time for the lads to step up to the plate.
“Sometimes though, your touch is off or your passing is off. I can’t fault their application or their effort though, and I was really pleased with the way they reacted at half time.
“We got balls into dangerous areas but didn’t trouble the ‘keeper as much as I’d like. Weston started brightly, McClaggon worked his socks off and it is a defeat for us but one we take on the chin.”
Of the two keys moments that denied Borough a foothold back into the game, Widdrington added, “Those were a little disappointing. I don’t know why the goal was disallowed, that’s a little puzzling, and I thought that was a stonewall penalty.”