WORCESTER City manage Tim Harris was left frustrated by his side's second-half display as they were beaten 2-1 at home by Tividale.

City had led through Aaron Roberts' first-half goal but a Darragh Bustin strike right on half-time and a controversial 70th minute penalty from Luke Carter secured a come from behind win for the visitors.

Worcester's centre-half Fortune Maphosa was adjudged to have brought down striker Bustin, despite there being little contact, and Carter stepped up for what proved to be the winner.

The defeat leaves City in eighth in the Midland Football League Premier Division, whilst Tivi leap up into third.

"You can analyse penalties but it was given and you have to accept it," said Harris.

"I thought it was harsh. We could have had one ourselves in the first-half but it wasn't given but those things happen.

"But the manner in which we performed in the second-half was disappointing to say the least. First-half I thought we moved the ball well and looked threatening in attack without being clinical.

"We went 1-0 up but then we have given a needless free-kick away and then they have smashed it in the net and it's 1-1, game on.

"We have some very talented young lads but they have got to manage game situations better. We didn't make the right decisions in the final third and then in the second-half we didn't have enough character to grab the game by the scruff of the neck."

City now have to dust themselves down and prepare for a trip to high-flying Boldmere St Michaels next weekend.

"I look forward to every game but we have to take this performance on the chin, regroup and go again," added Harris.

"The difficulty at the moment is that we have key players missing and without wanting to make excuses, all in all, it has an affect. When we get on top of games we score goals and open teams up but sometimes you have to grind out a result and we didn't do that today."