DISAPPOINTED Tenbury United manager Nick Stocker saw his side lose 3-2 at Herefordshire League Premier Division rivals Kington Town Reserves and admitted that on another day his team could have picked up at least a point.

The visitors had three goals disallowed while the home side finished up with ten men in a game that became more and more feisty.

Stocker said: “It’s disappointing because if we could have taken something from the game, particularly after our win the previous week.

"It would have put us in a good place going into two matches against teams that on paper at least should be winnable.

“They caused us a lot of problems in the first half but in the second half we were well in the game and had three goals disallowed even though they had that little bit extra in the final third.”

Tenbury took a while to settle into the game and Stocker thinks that could have been down to the fact that the game was switched to nearby school pitch.

“We went with a full squad but they moved the game to a smaller pitch that was dreadful and looked like it had been used for both football and rugby,” Stocker added.

“We started sloppily and it didn’t help when Gavin Podmore, who was playing central defence, went off injured early on.

“They took the lead but we levelled straight from the restart when good work from Chris Patton and Mark Boucker played in Mike Foster who scored.”

Kington regained the lead early in the second half and it was from then on that the exchanges became a little heated.

The Tenbury boss added: “They thought some of the decisions were going against them and then, when we were awarded a penalty and Aaron [Morris] missed it, they were all in our faces.”

Dan Stack scored a third for Kington while the visitors had two efforts chalked out for offside.

Ryan Morris had another goal disallowed after the referee called play back for an earlier foul even though it looked as though the defender had slipped over.

Morris was finally rewarded with a good goal to reduce the arrears, cutting in from the left before firing past the home keeper.

Stack picked up a second yellow late on but Tenbury were unable to make their extra man count.

United play host to basement side Hereford Lads Club Reserves this Saturday, while Tenbury Town play their first match in three weeks when they play host to Hinton.

Stocker added: “Lads Club may be bottom but we wont be taking anything for granted as that’s when you can get beaten.

“Gavin Podmore should be OK for Saturday.

"He pulled his thigh against Kington and on such a heavy pitch we didn’t want to take any risks particularly as we had a ready-made replacement in Sam Williams.”