STOURPORT Swifts manager Mark Phillips lamented his side’s poor defending as they exited the FA Cup after a 4-3 loss against Westfields.

The Walshes Meadow side were on the wrong end of a thrilling clash when Craig Jones’ injury-time penalty sealed their defeat.

Joe Robinson had fired Swifts ahead in the fifth minute but the Herefordshire side levelled in controversial circumstances when Jamie Molyneux scored following an apparent foul on a defender.

James Baldwin bagged a second for Westfields but Joe Robinson levelled for the hosts, before loose defending allowed substitute Sirdic Grant to fire the away side into the lead.

Once against Stourport fought back and Matthew Fulloway levelled in the 89th minute, only for a rash challenge to concede a last-gasp penalty, which Jones tucked away.

Phillips said: “We started the game very well and scored, and their first goal came from a blatant push on one of our defenders which the referee missed.

“But the defending for three of Westfield’s goals was not good enough and we’ve got to learn from this.”

Swifts kick off the Midlands Premier with a tricky test at Long Eaton on Saturday (3pm ko), with Jamie Hyde and Reece Wager injury doubts.

Next Tuesday they go to AFC Wulfrunians (7.45pm ko).