Simon Wormull said a mixture of lack of ruthlessness on front of goal and naïvety in defence led to Lewes’ 2-1 defeat to Enfield Town today (Saturday).
But the Rooks boss insisted his side was still gelling as an outfit and would continue to improve as the season goes on.
Lewes let slip an early lead courtesy of a Karl Beckford strike and ended up losing 2-1 through goals from Mark Kirby and Liam Hope.
“For our standards it was a couple of sloppy goals that we let in after being 1-0 up, so it’s just a bit frustrating, to be honest,” said Wormull.
“We created numerous chances through the game but didn’t taken them.
“We weren’t ruthless enough, and we were a bit naïve if we’re honest but we’re still gelling as a side – that’s probably the second, third game that we’ve been able to play our full, full side out.
“And it’s a case of getting to know (each other) still.
“We did all right first half; I don’t think we were working as hard as we could have done but you’ve got to take the conditions into consideration – it was roasting hot out there, and people deal with that differently.
“We’re disappointed with the result but it’s first game of the season and I’m sure there are more surprises in the league today.”
See next Friday’s Sussex Express for more post-match reaction from Wormull, plus a match report and pictures.