SHERBORNE Town Reserves conceded five goals in a league game for the third time this season as they fell to defeat at Wareham Rangers.
An early goal for the Magna Dorset Premier League hosts set the tone for the match and Wareham scored once more before the break to give the visitors an uphill task. Sherborne failed to tighten things up in the second half and conceded a further three times, condemning them to their seventh loss of the campaign.
Manager Matt Turner believes everything is going wrong for his side and that his players' confidence is suffering.
"We played a lot better but we still lost 5-0," he said. "We just give away silly goals. The club has been hit by injuries and we are in the middle of a transition – we have had to rebuild the team. There are only a couple of games that the lads have actually played badly in. They just need a bit of confidence.
"We are not defending as a team. We get caught out in silly positions and we get punished, but when the other team makes mistakes we do not punish them. At times we are playing too much football. Nothing is going for us at the moment."
Sherborne have played at home just three times in 13 league games this season and have not hosted a team at Raleigh Grove since September. Turner is confident that results will go the team's way when they begin playing on home soil, but admits he may need to add to his playing staff in order to boost their chances of an upturn in form.
"We have played a lot of the top teams so far and we have hardly played at home. We are not going to end up like last year. We are going to move up the table. We have got a lot of home games to come and they will be our strongest, and we are looking to try and strengthen in a few areas. The players have got to start believing in themselves."