BOSS Tom Killick labelled Poole Town “clumsy” after his charges were held to a 1-1 Southern League South draw at home against Merthyr.

Dolphins fell behind to an Ian Traylor strike shortly before the break but responded through Jack Dickson’s floated cross which evaded everyone before ending up in the back of the net.

Killick told the Daily Echo: “Yes, we were bit disappointed. I thought Merthyr were very good, in terms of the effort they put into the game. I thought they were bright and energetic, and pressed the ball in high areas.

“I felt we seemed a little bit leggy, lacked cohesion, and were a bit clumsy with the ball.

“In the second half we got a bit better in terms of our desire and passion, but we were still clumsy in terms of our possession. It didn’t just happen for us.

“It’s the sort of a game you need to nick a one-goal win and say that you didn’t play well, because we’ve dropped points.”

The result put Poole seventh in the table, four points adrift of the play-off places.

Killick added: “I felt like it was a bit of a missed opportunity. That’s not being disrespectful to Merthyr, because I thought they were good.

“I just felt our levels weren’t anywhere near where they were on Saturday.

“I’m disappointed that we put ourselves in that situation. I thought the goal we conceded was very poor, and in the second half when we were pushing, I thought we looked like we could be opened up a little bit.”