John Coventry believes it is just a matter of time before East Thurrock United’s relegation from the National League South is confirmed after suffering a 3-2 defeat to bottom side Weston-super-Mare, the Thurrock Gazette report.

Although Sam Higgins put Rocks ahead, goals from Marlon Jackson and Tom Llewellyn allowed the visitors to turn the game on its head at Rookery Hill.

Ryan Scott levelled matters for the hosts, but Alex Bray scored a late winner to leave long-serving East Thurrock chief Coventry seething.

“I really don’t understand the players’ mentality,” said Coventry.

“I don’t know why they didn’t give everything. We weren’t at the races in the first 45 minutes and it looked like we were still in Colchester [at the Essex Senior Cup final].

“We were dreadful and deserve what we’re probably going to get.

“I just feel like a dying dog that wants to be put down.

“The sooner we are relegated, the better because we are fighting an uphill battle.”

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