GREAT Wakering Rovers boss Garry Kimble has challenged his side to be more ruthless after suffering a 3-2 defeat to Tilbury.

A brace of goals from Jake Gordon proved not to be enough as ex-East Thurrock United winger Lewis Smith and former Canvey Island pair Mitch Gilbey and George Sykes guided Marc Harrison’s Dockers to all three points at Burroughs Park.

But Kimble felt his side performed better than seven days earlier in the loss to Soham Town Rangers.

“It was a much better performance and we changed the system,” said Kimble.

“But we conceded three goals and that is the hardest thing to take.

“They scored three wonder goals, but they still came from our errors.

“We didn’t create much in the first half, but Jake Gordon came on and made an impact.

“We need to improve our game management because, after going 2-1 up, we should have seen the game out.

“In all honesty, we need to be more ruthless in both boxes.”

Smith’s long range effort gave Tilbury the lead, but Gordon levelled matters moments after coming off the bench.

Gordon then put Wakering in front six minutes later, but their lead lasted just four minutes as Gilbey hit the equaliser.

Sykes scored the visitors’ winner with six minutes remaining.

Great Wakering Rovers: Turipa, Ring, Skelton, Woodhouse, Mbamarah, Glover, Pethers, Cox (Wiggins 77), Bowers (Gordon 53), Butterworth (Barnwell 60), Johnson