SHAWBURY United assistant manager Stu Lewis blamed his side’s overconfident mentality for last weekend’s shock loss at basement side Pershore Town 88.

United were sunk 4-2 as they paid the price for a below-par first half against a side that had previously won just twice in 19 West Midlands Premier games this season.

Shawbury trailed 3-0 at the break and despite Sean Evans bagging a second-half brace, United could not prevent a sixth defeat in ten away league games this season.

Lewis said: “The first half was disappointing and too many of the lads rocked up thinking we were playing the bottom of the league and that we would roll them over.

“Pershore have had a change in management and had brought in some really lively young lads with lots of energy and within 30 minutes we were 3-0 down.

“We improved in the second half and could have scored four or five but we only took two chances and we lost the game in the first half. Our mentality cost us.”