Cottesmore Amateurs’ target of sixth spot in the Leicestershire Senior League looks a tall order after Saturday’s defeat at Dunton and Broughton Rangers.
The 2-0 loss was Amateurs’ second defeat in two games and leaves them eight points adrift of sixth-placed Ashby Ivanhoe who have games in hand.
Greg Richards and George Tyler hit both goals in the second half.
“We were awful,” said joint manager Steve Duffy.
“It was the worst performance of the season. They were not very good but we never settled or showed any desire.”
Cottesmore’s next fixture is on March 23 with the visit of second-bottom Saffron Dynamo to Rogues Park.
Cottesmore: Jordan King, Sam Burdett (Richard Giblin), Callum Pawley, Chris Shaw, Gary Drake, Rob Mason, Matt Panter, Jake Culverwell (Harry Stannard), Jamie McKay, Alex Brown (Rob Lewin), Dave Gordon. Sub unused: Fred Stannard.