A lacklustre performance saw Petersfield Town lose 2-1 to Blackfield & Langley at Love Lane on Saturday.

Blackfield opened the scoring in the eighth minute when Jahiem Dotze played a ball in from the right and Jake Thomson's touch only helped it in.

The Rams responded with their best chance of the first half, with Tommy Tierney's tenth minute shot curling narrowly wide.

With influential midfielders Liam Kimber and Charlie Bell missing, the Rams lacked the creativity to open up the Blackfield defence. Blackfield increased their lead in the 60th minute through Jamie Blackburn.

After some substitutions and tactical changes Petersfield gave themselves a lifeline in the 77th minute when Tierney was brought down in the box and he duly converted the penalty.

The Rams then made a spirited attempt to salvage something and played their best football of the match, but Blackfield held on.

On March 5 Petersfield lost 6-0 at Moneyfields as their hosts went top of the Wessex League.

The Rams were undone in the 13th minute when an early Josh Hazell cross was turned in at the near post by James Franklin.

Moneyfields doubled their lead in the 21st minute. A cross contested by an incoming striker, Tyler Giddings and Ellis Grant caused a flick on to go to Ryan Pennery, who picked out the bottom corner.

The hosts hit a third after 34 minutes when a swift move found Franklyn in the box. He took one touch then shot across goal to find the bottom corner.

Four minutes from half-time Pennery doubled his tally by tapping in at the back post.

Pennery completed his hat-trick with 12 minutes left, his effort taking a deflection to beat Grant.

Marco De Sousa netted the sixth, playing a one-two with Pennery to rip through a tiring defence and slot into the bottom corner.