THE Blues paid the price for defensive errors and a lack of forward power as they lost at home to Berkhamsted.
Hertford Town were up against the third placed team and the defeat was their third in a row.
Blues boss Paul Halsey said: “All these defeats have been against higher placed teams.
“I am sure that we will look back on this [run] and wonder what all the fuss was all about but it will take time to turn it around.”
He added:”I have not been able to field the same eleven twice in a row.”
Kieron Smith fired wide for the hosts who were then up against it after conceding twice on 14 and 15 minutes on Saturday.
Jamie Gavin nodded home from a free-kick before Jordon Frederick tucked home a second goal for Berkhamsted.
Halsey said:”We went to sleep for a 15 minute period and they took advantage. I felt Harry Ricketts could have come for one of the goals. Kieron [Smith] could have done better with his shot.”
Hertford were more in the game in the second half and threatened twice towards the end.
An 81st minute free-kick from Charlie Smith was turned round the post. Four minutes later, a goalmouth scramble in the visitors boss saw four consecutive Hertford shots blocked.
Halsey added: “We had more of the second half but we just could not get that goal to then press for the equaliser. We have been struggling in the last third. I do not recall Harry Ricketts making a serious save in the second half.”
Match report courtesy of The Hertfordshire Mercury. Follow the link to their website to view a slideshow of the game.
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