HEREFORD Lads Club player-manager Danny Moon says his team need to stop conceding goals if they want to progress.

The city club have hit a wobble during the past week, which includes being knocked out of the FA Vase at the first hurdle.

But Moon is confident his team have enough good players to ensure they won't be involved in a relegation battle in the West Midlands (Regional) League Premier Division.

"We haven't been keeping clean sheets in the last five or six games," said Moon.

"We had a great season last year, but we've hit the ground with a big bump at the moment.

"However, we've got a good enough team to get through it and, at the end of the day, you take the good with the bad.

"Possession side, we're fine, it's when we don't have the ball is when we struggle.

"It's something that needs to be worked on and fast.

"You can't keep conceding goals, but we'll work on it in training and we'll get there.

"It's not a problem, because it's a long season and are only eight games in."

Lads Club lost 5-2 to Stone Old Alleynians in the first qualifying round of the FA Vase, which came on the back of a 4-1 loss at Bilston Town Community.

"We've been punished on the half chances with a bit of luck not going our way," added Moon.

"But, I don't think we're hitting the heights that we should be.

"I think it's a mixture of players not playing as well as they could be and us not sticking to a game plan.

"I said from the start that if you start winning early, it gets you on a run.

"We didn't do that, so we've got to start to look at where we want to be going.

"We had a little spell where we picked up six or seven points, but now we've hit two or three losses on a run.

"It would have been nice to have had a cup run whereas in the past we've prioritised the league games, but it is what it is

"You win some, you lose some."