Radcliffe manager Lee Fowler is beginning to rue his side’s mistakes as the Boro slipped to their second defeat under his watch against Gainsborough.

The 4-1 defeat on Tuesday night, Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro scoring on his debut, came hot on the heels of a 3-1 defeat in the former Huddersfield man’s first game in charge.

He said: “Mistakes cost us, simple as that. I think if we cut out the mistakes again we are the better team in terms of looking to score.

“Credit to Curtis (Woodhouse, Gainsborough boss) and his team but I am sick and tired of coming out after games and giving credit to other teams and managers but they played the game well.

“Big Greg (Smith) up front is lethal, a handful, I thought we dealt with him well at times but if you give him a yard he will score.

“They took their chances, they punished us when we made our mistakes and the goalkeeper has made a fantastic save at the end and we had a few chances.”

Fowler is looking for more from his players as they go in search of his first three points, with high-flying Nantwich Town the visitors to the Neuven Stadium on Saturday.

“I don’t want a team that comes to life at two or three-nil down,” he said.

“Scarborough, we were 3-0 down and we come to life and we looked like scoring.

“It could have been a 3-2 game but it wasn’t and on Tuesday they didn’t stop

attacking, we gave them a game and they will know that but we must cut out these silly mistakes.

“The lads have just asked if the level is too much for them but they were third in the league under Jon (Macken) and Frank (Sinclair) so I’m not sure.”

The 36-year-old has seen some positives since taking over at the club.

“We got the ball down and played beautiful at times but it is easy when you are 3-0 down,” former Wales U21 international Fowler said.

“I’ve said to the players we are not telling you to hit the ball long, we are asking you to go play football, enjoy it and pass and move but at the moment it seems we have to go two or three down before we become able to do that.”