POOLE Town boss Matt Tubbs was left “bitterly frustrated” once again as his side lost for a third time in eight days.

A 3-0 defeat at home to Hanwell Town following losses to Tiverton Town and Salisbury has left Poole picking up the pieces of their play-off push.

The away side rushed into a two-goal lead inside 11 minutes, with Hanwell able to use their height advantage to punish the Poole backline.

And despite a late flurry of chances for Poole, the game was sealed on 75 minutes by Jacob Bancroft.

Speaking to the Daily Echo after the game, Tubbs shared: “Bitterly frustrated, probably more frustrated than what I was on Tuesday night (against Salisbury) because I think we started the game very well.

“They had a clear game plan, because the size of them, they were very direct.

“We just didn't manage it.

“We didn't deal with it very well at all, and find ourselves two down early on.

“And then that gives us a bit of a mountain to climb.

“We still want to try and play the way that we know we can, like we did on Tuesday night.

“To be fair to them, they nullified us, especially first half.

“Second half, we come out and we create some really, really good chances.

“Another day Tony Lee gets two or three and Toby (Holmes) gets a couple.

“Just one of those days where the goalkeeper's just had an absolute blinder.

“But pleasing to see us creating some really, really good chances, but, bitterly disappointed with the end result.”

Poole Town currently sit 10th in the Southern Premier League South with 38 points from 24 games, eight points behind AFC Totton who occupy the final play-off spot of fifth.

Dolphins return to action on Tuesday night, when they welcome Hayes & Yeading to Tatnam Farm.