TEIGNMOUTH Head Coach Liam Jones branded his side’s 4-1 defeat to Crediton United ‘disappointing’ on Saturday.

The Teigns came into the game having lost only once in their last nine outings but were undone by goals from Tate Breslan-Aggrey, Shay Corrick (2) and Louis Stephens. Dan Garswood returned Teignmouth’s only glimmer of hope but his goal ultimately counted for very little.

‘It was disappointing really – the result suggests that,’ admitted Jones. ‘We started poorly and in the first 25 minutes found ourselves 2-0 down and needing to get ourselves back in the game. 

‘We equalised but had it ruled out for offside – controversially – just before half-time. That made it a slightly different game. When we came out, for 10 minutes or so of the second half we were decent and we were patient, and I thought we were back at it. 

‘They then nicked a third and scored a penalty late on. They did deserve the win but it’s one of them where we’re waiting for games to be over.’

Crediton have made a fortress of their Lords Meadow home, having been beaten only twice there all season. They kept that record intact in style.

‘It’s probably the worst pitch we’ve played on all season,’ Jones said. ‘The surface was minging, the grass was about knee-high and it was flooded in the corner from the overnight rain, so it was a bit of a disaster. 

‘But Crediton play that pitch well, and they’ve got some serious firepower leading the line, so it was just one of those days.’