ORLETON Colts' commitment must improve if they are to succeed this season, says frustrated boss Kristian Morgan.

It’s now seven games without a win for Orleton after Saturday’s disappointing 3-1 home defeat to rivals Leominster Town in the HFA County Challenge Cup.

Jabez Smith scored for the Colts but goals from Robbie Murphy, Jamie Davies and Josh Griffiths sent Leominster through to the next round.

It was a particularly poor result for Orleton with Leominster currently sitting in 13th, a place below them, in the Herefordshire County League Premier.

The defeat came as a surprise to manager Morgan who revealed he has not been in charge in recent weeks with Alan Hopcutt overseeing the side in his absence.

“I blew my top a few weeks back because we have not been doing very well and I wanted them to realise how hard it is to run a team,” Morgan said.

“Results haven’t improved since then so it’s time I came back in to shake things up a bit.

“We were hoping for a bit of a run in the Cup, especially with Leominster below us in the league, but it wasn’t to be.

“I say this every year but there isn’t enough commitment in the squad.

"We’re missing five or six players every week and we never get a good start to a season.

“You get a few wins and everybody is keen to be involved again.

"You’ve got to put 100 per cent into every game and I don’t think some of our lads do to be honest.”

Morgan will be back in charge of the Colts when they travel to Malvern Town 21 this Saturday.

Saturday was also a disappointing day for Orleton Colts Reserves as they surrendered a two goal lead to lose 3-2 at local rivals Woofferton.

Orleton missed a late penalty after Si Bradley’s double put the hosts in the lead and the win ensured Woofferton remained second in the Herefordshire County League Division One.

Woofferton manager Malcolm Barnard said: “I felt the lads were sluggish at the start of the game.

“Orleton are a good side but we should have scored a number of times before their goals.

“We have to keep on winning and treat every game as a cup final to compete with Kingstone Rovers, as they're very strong and not dropping many points.”

The seemingly invincible Kingstone remain top of the Division One table after beating Ludlow Town Colts 4-2.

Charlie Gould and Daniel Griffiths were on target for Ludlow but they were no match for Rovers.

Ludlow have endured a tough campaign so far and have won only one of their seven league fixtures, losing the other six.