Decarrey Sheriff says there is more to come after Eastbourne Borough fell to a narrow defeat on Saturday.

A frustrating first half saw the Sports go into the break 2-0 down to Bath City at Priory Lane.

And despite dominating the second 45 minutes, Sheriff’s first goal for the club wasn’t enough to salvage something from the National League South fixture.

“We started fairly well but we just didn’t get the click that we did in our first home game against Hampton,” Sheriff said after the game.

“We tried playing our way of playing but we lacked penetration. There’s no excuses though, as we worked on that all week with what the gaffer had us doing in training.

“We’ve gone into the game confident, but it didn’t come off and it wasn’t really our half.

“They didn’t get out of their own half… that shows how dominant we were.”

“Second half we were the better team. It proved a little too late but the lads showed great character in fighting and come back.

“They didn’t really get out of their own half of the pitch in the whole half so that shows how dominant we were.

“But we can’t be started the way we did, we gifted them two goals and it’s always going to be difficult to come back from that.”

The 25-year-old headed home midway through the second half after good build up play from the Sports, and he is delighted to have got off the mark.

“It feels very good to get the first goal,” he admitted.

“I’ve been a bit agitated, thinking about the next game and when I’m going to get a shot off, and get that first goal.

“But like I’ve said before to the lads, I wasn’t too worried. I may not smile and show it sometimes, but inside the gaffer is always speaking to me and reassuring me, he’s given me that confidence and I’m happy to have scored.”

After suffering back-to-back defeats, the Sports have a full week of training ahead of the Bank Holiday double-header against Truro City and then Chelmsford City.

But Sheriff is confident that things will get back on track sooner rather than later, starting with Truro’s visit to the Sussex coast this Saturday.

He added: “The gaffer is really good at putting stuff together to look at both individually and as a team, and we’ll put things right on the training pitch this week.

“I’m not worried because I know we will come back stronger.”