EXASPERATED boss Paul Collicutt vowed to address Evesham United's defeat to Wimborne with a cool head despite his ire over Sunday's performance.

The Robins were rocked by two late Toby Holmes strikes having led through Archie Haskayne's first goal for the club and the manager pulled no punches.

Evesham could have extended their lead before substitute Holmes scored with his first touch with Linden Dovey's hesitancy providing the striker with an easy second, leaving Collicutt to ponder a below-par display.

"We said a few things afterwards but sometimes, you can be quite nasty in the heat of the moment," said Collicutt.

"More will be said at training, it gives us the time to go away and look at things a little bit differently.

"We went through the motions in the first half, there were too many players who were off colour and we paid the price. We have set standards in recent weeks but unfortunately did not reach those.

"We went one up and felt we could go on. Lewis Binns had a very good chance to make it two and within a few minutes they went up the other end and scored.

"We gave away too many cheap free-kicks. Kevin (Sawyer, goalkeeper) pulled off one or two good saves and when opportunities came our way we didn't take them."

And Collicutt warned his players things would get no easier in the coming weeks with Barnstaple Town the visitors on Saturday (3pm) prior to a trip to Cirencester on Tuesday (7.45).

"All in all, it was a bad day at the office and we need to respond. I keep pumping it into the lads, they need to realise teams raise their game by 10, 15, 20 per cent when they come here," he added.

"Teams enjoy coming here with the facilities and the surface we have. Wimborne got it down and played in fairness to them, they were a decent side and no mugs.

"If we don't match that work rate we're going to get turned over. I know what my lads can do but unfortunately, we didn't get to that level and it was a bad result."