WITH just 11 players, Jack’s House found it hard going, especially when injury reduced them to 10 men in the second half as they went down 3-1 to Asia.
Manager Chris Barker had to go in goal due to illness and Chris Ford came in at centre half from the second team.
When he had to go off injured it made the task even harder for the visitors.
Despite everything they played some of their best football of the season. and dominated the first 20 minutes of the game.
But they found themselves behind when a defensive error led to a one-on-one situation and the opening goal.
Things got worse a few minutes later when the home side hit Jacks on the break and a good shot left Barker with no chance.
Even at 2 - 0 Jacks’ heads did not go down and they fought back.
Danny Brown rounded the keeper and lobbed a man on the line to make it 2 - 1 at the interval.
Jacks came out for the second half looking the more likely to score.
The momentum changed however when Ford had to go off with an ankle injury.
Jacks found themselves under pressure and Barker had to keep his men in the game with a fine reflex save from close range.
Eventually they ran out of steam and the home side clinched it with a header from a cross on the left.
The result left Jacks at the bottom but with only two points separating the bottom four clubs, there is still plenty to play for.
Barker is confident they can stay up, provided he can get a full complement of players.
On Saturday they are at home to third from bottom FC Bury Town.
He is looking for a result and believes his men can get it with home advantage