DIRECTOR of football Andy Preece blamed his side's lack of preparation for Friday night's 2-1 defeat at Aberystwyth Town.

The Wingmakers suffered their first defeat of the season and Preece said: "We knew it would be tough as Aber have a good home record and you've got to give them credit for making it very difficult for us.

"We are usually very meticulous in our preparation but our plans were hindered with some of the lads unable to train during the week due to work and we could not prepare as we wanted to.

"These fine lines make a difference and a mistake after two minutes put us on the back foot, although having said that I felt we played well enough to get a point.

"But we're still in a great position and to suffer our first defeat in November shows how well we've done."