Three Bridges manager/chairman Paul Faili reckons his team should have held out to beat Worthing rather than let their lead slip to be held to a 2-2 draw in an improved display.
This follows a catastrophic 6-0 defeat last Tuesday against Merstham.
Faili said: “We should have won the game against Worthing. We were good enough to win but our players’ defending let us down.
“We can’t go through the whole season giving away goals cheaply.” Faili revealed an injury crisis meant he was missing three first choice defenders in Sam McVicar, Nigel Brake and Charlie Cooke.
He said: “We were a bit slack. Our squad is big enough to cope (20 players) with problems like this and whoever plays is good enough.
“It’s been a disappointing start – we are three points behind where I’d like to be. Our new players are still gelling in.”
Faili is likely to be without John Lansdale and Matt Whitehead for Saturday’s visit to Tooting, while Allan Tait and Brake were expecting to miss last night’s (Tuesday) home game against Herne Bay.
He added: “We’re still a bit sticky but with the players we’ve got we’ll improve.”