DAVE CARTER labelled Horndean’s performance in the 3-1 loss to New Milton ‘shocking’.
The hosts paid the price for missing chances and gifting goals at the other end.
Carter was in no mood to hide his disappointment after the Wessex League premier division clash.
He said: ‘That was a shocking performance.
‘It was the the same old story.
‘We wasted far too many chances and gifted them three goals.
‘You can’t do that in this league because you will be punished.’
The likes of Nathan Paxton, Tom Woodward, Chamal Fenelon and sub Lenny Burney were all guilty of missing chances.
Dan Cox put the New Forest side in front but Horndean drew level thanks to Dan Hayes’ penalty.
New Milton moved ahead with strikes from Callum Holloway and Ben Thompson to pick up only their second away win of the season.
Weary Fareham Town drew 1-1 with Verwood Town.
Manager Matt Parr felt his side looked leg-weary in the second half at Cams Alders, after their midweek derby win over Portchester.
He said: ‘The second half at Portchester on their heavy pitch took more out of us than we thought.
‘We played well in the opening 45 minutes with a good tempo.
‘After the break we switched off, lost concentration and struggled to get going again.
‘It was all a bit flat.’
The Reds led at half-time through a fine Tom Winzar header from a Louie Martin cross.
Dougie Rowe saw his effort disallowed for offside after Graham Lindsey pulled the ball back – before Verwood levelled.
Hayling United had two players sent off as they fell to a 1-0 defeat at Lymington Town.
Nathan Kirby was dismissed late on for a second yellow card and Lee Tigwell was red carded after the final whistle.
A contentious penalty settled the contest.
Kirby was mystified to be penalised inside his area for climbing after heading away.
Lymington scored from the spot and though the Humbugs pressed they couldn’t find an equaliser.
Hayling boss Steve Poulton said: ‘We have had some really good referees this season but this one was poor for both sides.
‘There wasn’t a bad tackle in the game, yet there were 14 yellow cards and we had two players sent off.’
AFC Portchester’s game against Fawley at Wicor Rec was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.