IT IS the first time this season we have not looked ourselves and I was very disappointed that Supermarine did not have to work very hard to go away with all three points.

We did not go about our jobs with any intensity. We are obviously going to be beaten in this league, but I never expected us to go down without a scrap like we did today.

There was nothing wrong with the back four and the keeper – I think Marine had three shots and scored with two of them – but crucially they scored first so they had something to defend.

Unfortunately, our front two (with Jody an honourable exception when he came on) and the whole of the midfield were not up to par.

When Carl and Marcus are on song they are a handful for any defence, but it did not happen this time.

We lacked urgency and invention and only looked a threat from set pieces. Lyndon has had three free headers in the box and not converted any of them, which is unlike him, though their keeper did not put a foot wrong all game.

We run a tight ship here and to be without Jamie Reid, Matt Walsh and Nathan Davies was a big factor. Missing one or two we can cope with but not all three.

Nathan had a tight hamstring and a sore ankle but we hope he is available for Saturday because we definitely missed his ability to smell danger.

Reidy, who gives us so much energy and drive, is not looking as bad as we first thought and should be back much sooner than the six-week prognosis.

With Browny suspended for this weekend’s game at Salisbury, Jody will start and he is clearly bouncing after scoring such a brilliant goal.