Fareham Town manager Matt Parr is determined to look on the bright side despite seeing his side crash to a 3-0 defeat at Wessex League premier division side Christchurch.
Last night’s result meant their hosts leapfrogged above them and sent the Reds into the bottom two.
‘It was a must-win game and we didn’t win it,’ said Parr.
‘We played well for long spells but the final result was very disappointing.
‘It was the same old story for us as we were punished for our mistakes and failed to take our chances.’
The visitors began the relegation six-pointer well.
The home goalkeeper pulled off a great save to deny Ash Tattersall and then took the Fareham player out in the 25th minute and should have been sent off, according to the visitors.
Christchurch then hit Fareham with a counter-attack goal on the half-hour mark to go 1-0 up.
Goalkeeper Luke Douglas kept Parr’s team in the game with an outstanding save just before the interval.
The second half followed much the same pattern but two goals in 10 minutes in the final quarter sealed the Reds’ defeat.
‘We showed lots of promise and I can take a lot of positives from the game,’ said Parr.
‘Five or six of these players have only been at the club a couple of weeks.
‘It doesn’t get any easier though because we have Petersfield at the weekend.
‘We are determined to stay positive and do our best in difficult circumstances.’