BRIDGWATER Town boss Dave Pearse bemoaned his side’s lack of concentration during a crazy 15-minute spell which cost them the match in their 3-0 defeat at Bishops Cleeve on Saturday.

The Robins conceded all three goals between the half-hour mark and the end of the first period in Gloucestershire, ruining what was an otherwise positive display by the relegated side.

Reflecting on the result, Pearse said: “We started well, created the better chances and should have been at least a goal up early on.

“Then, for whatever reason, we completely fell to pieces and let in three before half-time.

“We passed them off the park in the second half but three goals were just too many to come back from, though we did have our chances.

“We must have had about 15 decent openings, but if you don’t take your chances then you won’t win games.”

Despite the disappointing result, Pearse was encouraged by the greater attacking threat shown by his side.

“We looked better going forward than we have done at any point since I joined in January, but I think we are just lacking a bit of confidence in front of goal.

“On another day we could have easily put three away ourselves - Syd Camper missed a few but he is creating a lot and working hard.

“Kurt Robinson has also been fantastic since I’ve come in, and Harry Horton looks a different player.”

The process of appointing a new manager for next season is underway, with the club inviting applicants as of last week.

Speaking about the vacancy, Pearse said: “I will apply for it, potentially along with someone else as I would like to carry on playing."

He will do his credentials no harm with a result this weekend, but that will be easier said than done as the Robins face an Easter derby against local rivals Taunton Town, who are flying high in second.

Our big match preview will be available to read on Friday, and you can follow the action as it happens with a live blog on Saturday afternoon.