STOURPORT Swifts manager Mark Phillips lamented a poor display and bad weather after watching his side slip to a 1-0 loss against Coventry Sphinx on Saturday.

In a rain-hit match, the Walshes Meadow outfit fell behind to Jackson Downie’s second half penalty after keeper Dominic Richards had brought down a Sphinx attacker. To make matters worse, Drew Canavan had a goal ruled out for offside.

Phillips said: “It was a poor game of football to be honest and we didn’t play very well.

“The rain didn’t help.

“I thought the penalty against us was extremely hard but after that we were chasing the game. A few fans also felt the goal we had ruled out wasn’t offside.

“But as I said in the dressing we weren’t at our best.”

Stourport then saw Monday’s clash in the Midlands Premier at Highgate United called off because of a waterlogged pitch.

The Wyre Forest side are hoping Joe Robinson and Joe Phillips will be fit Saturday’s clash at Bardon Hill.

They then entertain Highgate at home on Tuesday (7.45pm ko).

Phillips added: “Joe Phillips had an illness and Joe Robinson a knock but they should be okay for the weekend. We’ve got one or two other injuries but hopefully we’ll bounce back.”