THORNBURY Town manager Richard Joyce said his side were "too soft" in their 4-0 defeat to Worcester Raiders on Saturday afternoon.

Having triumphed over an ambitious Raiders side earlier in the season, the second meeting between the two teams ended in disappointment as four different goal scorers for the visitors saw their journey to South Gloucestershire end with maximum points.

Having had their chances in the opening half-an-hour, Thornbury found themselves 2-0 down going into half-time after goals from Harry Stratford and Connor Deards.

Thornbury never really recovered and Jade Ferron made it three with a super strike before a late fourth was scored by substitute Sam Judge to complete a convincing win for Raiders.

"Nearly all of the goals we conceded were avoidable," added Joyce. "We were too soft and got punished. We cannot be that soft defensively and more players need to show it means more to them to keep the ball out of our net.

"We can't just be relying on certain individuals to do that for us every week, it comes down to the whole team doing it, even our younger players.

"We had some nice passages of play in possession but ultimately at the other end we've got to be hitting the back of the net too if we are to give ourselves a chance at this level.

"When you compare ourselves operating with no budget and what Worcester Raiders have it's great that we took three points off them earlier this season, and away from home, but we still have to try and do more even if they have got the quality they have in their squad.

"We should have Nathan Sage back next week which is a big plus at the end of his ban. We've got plenty of home matches given how things have been off the pitch this season and we've got to make home advantage count and not be a place where you can turn up and find it easy to score goals - we need to make every team work unbelievably hard for anything they can get off us."