CHIPPENHAM Town suffered a defeat in National League South on Saturday after going down 3-0 at home to Slough Town.

Following a dominant first half, Mark Collier’s men conceded on the stroke of half-time to undo all of their early good work.

A second goal in Will Puddy’s net shortly after the restart made the task to retrieve anything from the game that little bit harder, and as the Bluebirds chased the game late on, the visitors hit Chippenham with a third.

The Bluebirds boss said his team’s failure to put the ball in the back of the net when they were on top ultimately cost Chippenham the chance to claim anything from their first league game after an FA Cup defeat to Northampton Town by the same scoreline.

Collier said: “We were quite dominant in the first 45, but we didn’t make that dominance pay and they scored a sloppy goal from our point of view before half-time which changes the whole half-time team talk.

“We came out in the second half and they’ve scored a decent goal.

“We changed our shape to try and get back in the game, but we’ve conceded a late goal.

“Credit to Slough really because they’ve come and done a job on us.

“We were good in the first half but poor in the second, and that is not a good recipe for getting three points.”

Despite the convincing defeat for his side, Collier insisted one game would not change the outlook at the club as Chippenham have only just left an 11-game unbeaten run behind them.

A dominant first half against high-flying Slough was certainly encouraging, according to Collier, but training this week will be tailored towards making his forwards more efficient when creating chances.

Collier said: “That’s one defeat in 12 games – if you take out the Northampton game – and our good run has come to an end.

“That happens, and we’re disappointed we lost a game of football, but we take a lot from the first-half performance.

“We probably didn’t create as many chances as we should have with the amount of ball we saw.

“That’s something we’ll try to get better at, but we’ve got a fully fit squad and 26 games to go, so there’s plenty of football still to be played.”