Petersfield Town manager Connor Hoare was left to rue defensive mistakes after his side lost 4-2 at home to Moneyfields in the Wessex League Premier Division on Tuesday night.

The ten-man Rams found themselves 4-0 down, before pulling two goals back late on on an action-packed evening at Love Lane.

The visitors broke the deadlock in the 12th minute when Ryan Pennery cut inside and curled his shot into the far corner.

Callum Laycock doubled Moneyfield's advantage on 30 minutes when he tapped home at the far post from a corner.

The Rams rallied at the start of the second half, but lost momentum when Matty Dougan was sent off in the 52nd minute for an apparent stamp on Marco De Sousa.

Eric Dellaud made it 3-0 in the 66th minute when he tapped home at the near post, and Laycock scored the fourth on 69 minutes when he fired into the far corner.

The Rams continued to create chances, and pulled a goal back in the 76th minute through Harrison Cable's calm finish.

Archie Greenough's lob on 79 minutes made it 4-2, but the visitors held on for the three points.

"Defensive mistakes have cost us," said Hoare.

"You cannot let Ryan Pennery come back into the pitch – you can't let players with that quality do that and score.

"At really pivotal moments in the game we got on top.

"We changed shape at half-time and got on top and then Matty gets sent off – so our momentum breaks and goes back to them.

"We then got momentum back again with ten men – and then we gave them a goal.

"We need to capitalise when we're on top and not let the opposition get in the game.

"There were times when we were doing okay but too many mistakes have cost us."