HARRIERS boss Neil MacFarlane admits his side need to cut out the errors as they work to overcome a difficult spell.

Kidderminster crashed out of the FA Trophy after a 3-1 loss against York City at Aggborough, which was also their fourth successive home defeat.

MacFarlane said: “We’re struggling to give ourselves a real platform in the match at the moment. Within a minute and 20 we find ourselves 1-0 down, which is disappointing.

“We have to eradicate the moments and stop making those errors that lead to giving the opposition a real platform for themselves.

“But our response in the football match was first class in terms of our play. In possession, some of our football was the best it’s been for weeks.

“Again, we’re making fundamental errors that are leading to goals. Teams aren’t making bundles of opportunities against us but the moments we are given them they’re taking.

“They are avoidable. There is not many times this season where somebody’s stepped inside and put it in from 25-30 yards. All of them have been avoidable.

“We have to put responsibility on the defenders to do better, which I do, but it was disappointing the goals we lost today, as they have been in recent weeks.

“Some of that free-flowing football that was there at the start of the season hasn’t been in evidence, but it was certainly there today.

“I’ll always call it as I see it and some of the attacking play was fantastic and it was just that final moment. Some of the intricate football within it to get to that position was there but we just didn’t take those chances.

“We’re going through a period where things aren’t happening but no one will feel sorry for ourselves and we’ll dust ourselves down and be ready for Spennymoor.”