CHARD Town boss Ian Burns was once again left unhappy after his side put in another below par performance on Saturday.

The Robins fell to a 2-0 defeat at fellow Division One strugglers Minehead and said that the game was lost in both boxes.

“We missed some gilt-edged chances at one end and then made some defensive mistakes at the other,” he said. “You aren’t going to win games if that happens.”

The hosts took the lead in the 34th minute when a free-kick was headed home by Andy Hall and they completed the victory in the early stages of the second period when they scored again.

But Chard had some good chances during the 90 minutes, but they fluffed them.

And Burns said: “It wasn’t a very good game and I’m glad I didn’t have to pay to watch it.

“We went there expecting to get something from the match, but we missed three really good chances.”

Now Burns and his predecessor Stu Parris are stepping up their search for new players.

“The performance at Minehead wasn’t good enough and it was evident that we have to change the side and change it quickly,” he said.

“We aren’t down in the dumps about things, but we are a bit fed-up with the results.

I can’t fault the players for their enthusiasm and workrate, but we just need some extra quality in the side.

“We have to go out and get the players we need.”

Chard entertain table-toppers Wells City on Saturday and Burns has been buoyed by the fact that Gillingham Town, managed by former Robins’ striker Adrian Foster, beat them 5-1 on Saturday.

“We need a win and I’m sure one win would really settle us down,” he said. “Wells come to us this weekend and you never know, stranger things have happened.

“We will go into the game thinking we can get something from it because if you go into a match with negative thoughts you might as well not bother.”

And he added: “If you got points for endeavour then we’d be top of the league.”

One player who arrived at Zembard Lane, played one match and scored, has already left the club.

Tristan Gale netted in the previous week’s 2-1 defeat against Bridport, but has now parted company with the Robins.

Burns said: “I’m very disappointed.