FC CLACTON manager Kieron Shelley felt his side lacked a cutting edge in Tuesday’s 1-0 defeat against Brantham Athletic.

Former Seasiders Sean Bartlett scored the only goal in the Thurlow Nunn League premier division contest at the Rush Green Bowl.

It came four days after a 2-0 defeat at Fakenham Town – and Clacton will now hope to get back on track when they visit leaders Felixstowe and Walton tomorrow (kick-off 8pm).

“I thought we were unlucky to lose because we controlled the second half,” said Shelley.

“I was a bit disappointed with our first-half display.

“We paid a bit too much respect to Brantham.

“But we certainly got a reaction in the second half and it was pleasing to see the boys dig in and roll their sleeves up.

“We put them under pressure and were unlucky not to get an equaliser.

“We just lacked that all-important cutting edge.”

Despite back-to-back defeats, Shelley believes his side have no reason to fear Felixstowe.

“I was disappointed not to get something from the game the other night but I’m still upbeat,” he said.

“The players deserve credit for the way they played in the second half, against a top-four team.

“Now we’ve got to dust ourselves down and we certainly won’t fear Felixstowe.”