KINGTON Town joint-manager James Edmonds says his team need to stop giving away stupid goals after letting slip a two-goal lead against Bromyard Town.

The Yellows led 2-0 in the West Midlands (Regional) League Division One derby, but Bromyard hit back to win 4-2.

"We should have won the game for our first half performance but we allowed them to get back in it and have given away three goals that are all avoidable," said Edmonds.

"Individual mistakes are costing us at the moment, which is a shame because there were good periods of the game for us and we should have got back into it even at 3-2 down."

One of Bromyard's goals was a cracking effort from Nathan Myers, but Edmonds said it should have been avoided.

"Yes, it was a screamer but we should have stopped that from going in," said Edmonds.

"We gave a needless corner away and we haven't defended it correctly and we're better than that.

"We had a poor 15 minutes and it's won the game for them.

"We have one or two coming back which will help the situation, but we have to start learning otherwise it's going to be a harsh season for us."

One player who has been on the sidelines recently is former Pegasus Juniors and Evesham United striker Sam Pearson.

"It's a real body blow because he's such an excellent player," added Edmonds.

"We've missed him hugely, but we have to keep going because they'll be a few more weeks yet before he's able to play."