KANE LOUIS admits he is expecting a reaction from his side after they suffered a second successive defeat on Friday evening.
Following a 5-0 midweek defeat to Eastbourne Town, Mussels lost 3-1 at home to Worthing United in what player-manager Louis called a frustrating defeat.
Shoreham have been inconsisent so far this season, having won their previous two games and scored ten goals in the process before their loss to Eastbourne.
Louis said: “We’ve got a good squad here and are not struggling for players but we just make things hard for ourselves in every game.
“We’ve got to take more of the chances we get but, at the same time, we’ve got to stop conceding so many poor goals. It’s hard to win games when you concede two or three a match.
“I’m expecting a reaction away to Sidlesham in the Sussex RUR Cup on Saturday now. It’s a big game for us, we’ve got to go there and improve on our recent performances.”
Mussels fell behind after five minutes on Friday when Grant Philpott got a touch to James Wotherspoon’s corner and Nic Taylor was unable to keep the ball out at the near post.
Shoreham levelled just five minutes later when Melford Simpson headed Matt Fleming’s free kick across goal and Louis nodded home his eighth goal of the season.
United went back ahead on 40 minutes when they broke forward and Wotherspoon cut in to fire home.
Shoreham were denied an equaliser when they thought Simpson’s header had crossed the line, before Toby House had an effort ruled out for offside.
Pat Rose broke to net United’s third goal 15 minutes from time to seal all three points for the visitors.
Louis said: “We had the two goals disallowed, before their third goal killed the game, really.
“They had two chances and scored two goals and we gifted them the other but I think a draw would have been fair.”
After Saturday’s trip to Sidlesham, Mussels entertain Newhaven in the Sussex Senior Cup on Tuesday.
SHOREHAM: Taylor; Johnston, Allan, Larin, Edwards; Miller, Belli, Fleming, House; Louis, Simpson. Subs: Roberts (Miller 60), Goodsir (Edwards 70), Izuchukwu, Trigwell.
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