HIGHWORTH Town co-manager John Fisher wants his side to lock down some consistency after an unusually poor performance saw the Worthians lose 2-1 to struggling Totton on Wednesday night.

Following a win and two draws that had featured some credible performances, Highworth fell apart at the Save on Tyres Stadium in midweek and could have easily found themselves three or four goals down at the break.

But after escaping with just a 2-1 defeat following a late penalty miss from Callum Parsons, Fisher admitted his side were never in the game.

Frustrated by a lack of consistent performances from his team, the co-boss said Highworth are set for another mid-table finish if they cannot chain some positive results together.

Fisher said: “We didn’t deserve anything from the game at all on Wednesday – we could have been three or 4-0 down at half-time.

“I would say that was the worst performance since Ross Adams and I have been there.

“You don’t know what kind of performance the boys are going to give you each week – we went to Winchester and were awesome, you wouldn’t think it was the same group of players.

“They’re honest lads, and they’re working hard – I can’t fault them for that. But their consistency is so bad and it’s extremely frustrating.”

The Worthians’ next task is another home game against Cinderford Town.

The Gloucestershire-based side is four places and six points ahead of Fisher’s men, and the co-manager is aware his side will have to change a recent bad habit if they are to come out on top.

Fisher stated his side’s biggest issue is that they cannot seem to find the net despite being presented with a plethora of good chances in recent weeks.

He said: “The players have got a chance to put things right on Saturday against Cinderford.

“Me and Ross had some stern words with them after the game in midweek.

“I hope they take it on board but also realise that it’s not meant to be us just hammering them, we want to help them.

“But we need to score – we just don’t look like scoring lately.

“And our goalkeeper Connor, he must be one of the top three ‘keepers in the league. Our defence has been great too, but we just don’t look like we’re going to score.

“And when that happens, you’re always going to be up against it.”