Horsham will be looking for an improvement this afternoon against Guernsey after Saturday’s devastating 5-0 defeat at Thamesmead Town.
Hornets were already suffering from an injury crisis with several players ruled out.
A bad situation was made worse when centre-half Chris Breach failed a fitness test and Joe Keehan was carried off after a clash with keeper Josh James and Rob O’Toole.
Horsham then got off to a terrible start, going 4-0 down after just 18 minutes.
Just one more goal was added in the game after 55 minutes.
For Thamesmead, Alex Teniola scored a hat-trick and there were also goals for Scott Kinch and Bode Anidugbe.
Manager Dominic Di Paola said: “We were really poor. The first 20 minutes also killed us.
“We were a threadbare team - we are three games in and I am trying to get players fit, but that’s life.
“We can’t make excuses - it was us as a management team and the players were poor.
“I hope everyone’s hurting - there were no positives at all except the supporters who were brilliant.
“I feel bad for them and I hope we can at least put in a decent display today against Guernsey.”
Di Paola was without Charlie Farmer, James Thurgar, Asa Nicholson and Alex Duncan, leaving him short in both defence and attack.
Horsham: James, Hunt, Metcalf, Budd, Hartley (Waller), Hyde, Keehan (Kirkwood), Axell, O’Toole, Lawley, Boswell (House)
Unused sub: Newhouse