Tiverton Town’s 3-2 loss to St Ives Town was the biggest disappointment of this season, manager Martyn Rogers says.

The Yellows led 2-0 thanks to goals from Levi Landricombe and Jamie Price but then conceded three second-half strikes to lose the game. Rogers was frustrated at the collapse and said the defeat was a bitter pill to swallow.

“It was the biggest disappointment of the season,” he said. “We were in a position, 2-0 up and in control of the game, but for some reason we let in three goals, albeit the first one a bit of a dubious penalty.

“To lose a two-goal lead was really disappointing – we dominated for long spells, so to lose the game was hard to swallow.”

Rogers felt his side’s defensive display was not up to its usual standards in the defeat, with too many errors coming on a heavy pitch.

He said: “When you get a 2-0 lead at home, you don’t expect to lose. The pitch was difficult again but we’ve got no excuses, really, we just made errors when we should have been a little more basic.

“The pitch was really, really heavy and difficult for both sides but, like I say, when you get 2-0 up, we’re normally a strong defensive unit, even though we were without Ben Mammola – it was hard to take, to be fair.”

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