MANAGER Les Jones was unhappy with his players’ attitude in Pershore Town’s 3-2 home defeat to Dudley Town.

Town fell 3-0 behind at the Community Stadium on Saturday before hitting back with goals from Dan Noke and Matt Pinder.

But Pershore’s late rally in the West Midlands Football League Premier Division clash was not enough to improve Jones’ mood.

“I was very disappointed with Saturday’s performance,” Jones said.

“We were at home against a team that hadn’t got any points. We should have done better. We didn’t play well at all in the first half.

“We went in at half-time 1-0 down and then gave another goal away. Matt Gwynne got sin-binned and we conceded again.

“Dudley are a typical Black Country team as they work really hard. They out-ran and out-battled us. We didn’t do the basics right which we had been doing all pre-season and in the previous two games.

“It was a big disappointment.

“As four teams can get promoted it is going to be a much tougher league this season.

“You need to compete in every game.”

Pershore will be looking to bounce back when they visit 15th-placed Wolverhampton Casuals on Saturday (3pm).

Jones said striker Nick Seabourne and attacking midfielder Ben Lane would be back available.

“We have got an extremely tough game against Casuals as they were one of the best sides in the league last season,” Jones said.

"We can play good football but we have got to stop the opposition by winning the ball.

“We have got to get the attitude right. The side that we pick has got to be up for the fight.”