Bromley manager Neil Smith admitted his side can have few complaints after going down 1-0 at home to Sutton on Bank Holiday Monday.

The Ravens were desperate to make an instant return to winning ways after Saturday’s 5-1 mauling at Dagenham & Redbridge.

But they struggled to impress more than 2,000 home fans at a sweltering Hayes Lane, falling behind to Craig Eastmond’s 24th minute strike and then failing to trouble Sutton keeper Jamie Butler for the remainder of what was a largely forgettable contest.

Smith said: “I am disappointed because we never got going in the first half, then we just huffed and puffed with no real clinical direction in the second half.

“It was a bit of a desperate performance in the second half. We just wanted to stop the losses after getting beat at Dagenham on Saturday.

“The main reason I am disappointed is because the last couple of games hasn't been the real Bromley side.

“I know we've had a bit of disruption with the team in terms of having a couple of players injured so I've had to freshen it up a little bit.

“When Sutton's goal went in, someone didn't track their runner. After that their game management was a lot better than us.

“They had more experience and were slowing the game down so we couldn't get any momentum going. We need to be much stronger and better at overcoming that.”

It took a clearly unimpressed Smith almost an hour to emerge from the dressing room afterwards as the post-mortem to what had been a tough few days got well underway.

The Bromley boss explained: “I said to the boys it was desperate play putting the ball in an area and hoping someone is there to get on the end of it.

“We've been a lot better than that. We've got to change it and I will change it.

“We've got to get it out of the system because I don't want us to carry on with a hangover.

“The result at Dagenham on Saturday was obviously disappointing so we had them in for training on Sunday.

“We were trying to get over that but I think we were still feeling the Dagenham result in the first half if I am being brutally honest.

“I thought we looked like we felt sorry for ourselves and that's not the Bromley side we had earlier in the season.

“There was a belief, a confidence and a team spirit. Today it looked like there were a few individuals out there.”

Bromley bid to bounce back in Wales on Saturday when they take on former Football League outfit Wrexham, with Smith hopeful he will at least have a few more bodies at his disposal.

He said: “We should have players that are fit again coming back in for Wrexham this weekend which will add some experience.

“Wrexham is another massive club and I am going there with confidence we can turn things around.

“We are sitting eighth in the table and if someone had offered that after seven games I'd have taken that.

“But I don't want things to just fade. We are a lot better than what you saw against Dagenham and Sutton and haven't played to our potential.”

Smith added: “It is a fantastic start we have made but I don't want it to be a fluke, I want it to be a constant.

“To do that we've got to be better at the game management. We can't use any excuses about today because we didn't perform to our very best.”