Royston Town manager Chris Watters has disagreed that the club are struggling despite another Southern League loss.

The 2-0 reverse at home to Needham Market was the third straight loss in Premier Division Central and means they have won just one of the last seven in the league.

It has sent the Crows down to 12th and has some fans frustrated but Watters was focusing on the positives.

He said: "We are in a results business and it'll read 2-0, however, there is a lot in there that we can be happy with.

"I'm not happy with the result but I am happy with the improvement from Monday night [a 3-2 loss at St Ives Town].

"We've taken a team who have gone to York and narrowly lost and we've held them to a couple of half chances.

"Where we need to be better is in their box. Teams are always going to have opportunities and they've scored both of theirs.

"That's the frustrating thing but there are a lot of commendable performances.

"The back five were very solid, Alfie [Williams] had a very good game, Cain [Keller] was very effective and Joe [Boachie] and Sammy [Esan] were very good as well but we haven't put those chances away.

"When the chips are down, the chips are down but I don't think there is anything to manically depressed about, other than not taking three points.

"We've haven't played badly, we just haven't taken our chances. Scoring goals makes a difference and if we take one of them early, it is a fantastic result.

"The ability is in that changing room."

Royston's ladies enjoyed much better fortune away to Barking, winning 3-1 in the Eastern Region Women’s League Premier Division.

It was their third win of the campaign and has lifted them up to eighth in the table.

They started the game well and took the lead after four minutes when Laura Mills, getting on to the end of an Emma Slater cross, was denied by the goalkeeper and Emily Smith swept in the rebound.

The advantage lasted just six minutes when a defensive error allowed the hosts to level, however, Royston hit back fairly quickly.

Slater was fouled just outside the box on 19 minutes and Tally Miles sent the free-kick soaring into the net.

That's how the match remained until the second half when there was chances for both sides.

In the end Royston got the all-important next goal, making it 3-1 in the 89th minute.

Slater got the goal her performance had deserved, latching onto a Jordanne Sillitoe pass and making no mistake.

They are next in action at home to Kings Lynn Town in the second round of the League Cup.

Royston's men go to Kettering Town 24 hours before in another Southern League match.