BRIDPORT Reserves’ boss Richard Middleton admitted the 4-1 DPL Supplementary Cup loss to Balti Sports was “very disappointing”.

Middleton’s young Bees were level after 46 minutes when Antony Carlile cancelled out Stef Stavrianos’ opener.

But Balti took control with strikes from Danny Andrews and Matty Burrows before Jack Drummond applied gloss to the scoreline in stoppage time.

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Speaking to the Bridport News, Middleton said: “Very disappointing really. We battled and personal errors seem to be knocking us for six.

“It’s just one of those ones where if we got one or two ahead it would change the way everything worked. It’s just getting the one or two at the moment.

“We seem to be falling asleep at the wrong time.”

Commenting on the equaliser, Middleton added: “That’s what we said to them – just get at them.

“Knock it down the channels, get at them, get in the box and get something, even if it’s an own goal, a deflection, or a corner – you never know what you’re going to get from a corner.

“We got the goal and for five minutes we were battling. We just switched off for two minutes and that’s where you concede two goals.

“It knocked us for six, then I went 3-4-3 to try and get something in the last half an hour. Then they scored with pretty much the last kick of the game.

“You’re going to lose at 3-1 anyway, so you might as well lose 4-1 trying to get something with three up front.

“At least if you’re attacking, you’re trying to get something back rather than sitting on what you’ve got and you don’t want to push or press.”

Bridport Reserves’ next Group B match comes at home to Ham Rec on Tuesday (7.45pm).