By Jan Kapcia

Tanners boss Richard Brady wants a quick response from his charges after they lost for the first time in five league games.

Leatherhead remain third in Ryman League Division One South despite a 1-0 loss at home to Sittingbourne.

Brady said: “It’s a game that’s probably best put to one side. It was an awful performance, just one of those games.

“We’re fiercely critical of ourselves and we’re well aware where we need to improve.”

Leatherhead had lost only two of the past 10 games in all competitions before last night, and have strengthened their squad with former Hampton & Richmond captain Neil Jenkins.

Jenkins, 30, came off the bench against Sittingbourne and is an experienced left-sided player, who the manager knows well.

“Jenko was one of the positives last night. We don’t have a big budget but he’s a good player and wanted to come,”  added Brady.

“I’m the sort of manager who will let players know at half time how I feel, but the end of the game is the end of it.”

The Tanners host Merstham on Saturday.