WARMINSTER Town’s profligacy in front of goal cost them greatly in defeat to Sherborne Town - but manager Andy Crabtree knows that worse performances will bring them points.

The second-placed Somerset outfit left Weymouth Street with the points on Saturday thanks to goals from Sam Farthing and Ant Herrin.

Sherborne also missed a penalty in the process, but Crabtree felt his side had ample opportunity to break through in the 2-0 defeat.

“I’m just a little bit disappointed we didn’t get anything out of the game, we just didn’t take our chances and paid the price,” he said.

“I thought we started well and it was 0-0 at half-time, although they missed a penalty which was a little bit harsh anyway, justice was served in the fact they missed it.

“We certainly gave it a good go second half and created quite a few chances. That was before they scored against the run of play.

“That’s football. We’ll probably play a lot worse and win games, I know we will, because I know we already have.”

On the flip side to their run to the FA Vase fourth round, Warminster’s campaign in Western League Division One has not gone so smoothly.

The loss to Sherborne was their eighth on the spin without claiming three points.

Warminster’s quest for victory gets no easier this weekend with a trip to promotion contenders Longwell Green Sports coming up on Saturday.

They return to Weymouth Street on Wednesday night for a home clash against bottom side Bishop Sutton.

With 14 league games still to come over the final two months of the season, Crabtree is hopeful of addressing their downturn in form.

“There’s still a lot of points to play for, it gives people a chance to get games under their belts,” he said.

“We just want to finish as high as we can and put a good run of results together. We’ve got some difficult games coming up, we know that.

“We’ve just got to go out there and start addressing it. We’ve had a poor run of results, it’s not gone unnoticed.

“I’m not very happy about it and it’s not something I want and we need to address it. The sooner we address it the better.

“Every game in this league is difficult, we know that, so we’ll just go into each one as they come; there’ll be plenty of them.”