Parson Drove joint boss Robbie Harris was frustrated after a 3-0 loss to Huntingdon Town
Parson Drove joint-manager Robbie Harris was left frustrated after a manic opening ten minutes left his side with a mountain to climb this afternoon.
Drove found themselves a goal and a man down after just nine minutes when they hosted Huntingdon Town at Main Road, with Karl Anderson dismissed for the home side shortly after Jay Chilvers had given the away side the lead.
Huntingdon scored twice more to secure a 3-0 win, and Harris rued another shaky start.
"We played well in spells, but we cant keep going down to ten men after short periods of the game," he told The Citizen.
"When we concede early goals, it's an uphill battle from there.
"We have those spells throughout every game, where we concede two goals in ten minutes or have a man sent off or something like that.
"It kills us, because you concede one goal and you need to concentrate and go again but we get frustrated and lose that concentration."
"I'm pleased with certain parts of the performance. We've been working hard to try and keep hold of the ball a bit more, and we seen that today. We are seeing little improvements throughout the side.
"It's good to see some of the things we're working on come to fruition in the games.
"But we can't keep saying that we were unlucky or that we played well. We need to start picking up points.
"If we play well in every game and don't pick up points, it doesn't matter. So we need to work hard, as being second from bottom after seven or eight games isn't where we wanted to be.
"It's frustrating when we keep getting on the wrong side of those results, but we'll keep working, train in the week and hopefully each day we can make some improvements.
"We've got a young squad and players with good ability, and the more we work with them the more they'll gel."
Drove now look forward to an FA Vase away tie against Godmanchester Rovers next Saturday, and Harris is excited for the occasion.
"That's a big occasion for the club," he said.
"I don't think we've played in it since the 1970s or something like that, so that'll be a really good day for us.
"We have nothing to lose playing against a team established at the level higher than us, so we can go and express ourselves and see what happens.
"Then we'll return to league action and try to pick up some points."