Bideford are still waiting for their first away win of the season in BetVictor Division One South after a 4-2 defeat at Mangotsfield on Saturday.

Defeat at Cossham Street made it four straight league defeats for Bideford and six in all competitions.

The hosts took the advantage in the eighth minute when Dan Demkiv's low shot beat Liam Kingston.

Mangotsfield made it 2-0 with 20 minutes on the clock through a Lee Hartshorn header.

James Ollis headed the hosts into a 3-0 lead 10 minutes after the break, but Bideford replied quickly through Max Smallcombe.

Mangotsfield's fourth came from Tom Hillman midway through the second half.

Bideford captain Ben Carter pulled another back with a free kick eight minutes from time.

Manager Sean Joyce admitted things aren't clicking for the Robins at the moment, but insists there's no need for panic.

"Something's not clicking because we are haven't had a run like it for years, but we are young and we are in transition," he said.

"We're making mistakes and being punished for them.

"We're in these games and I think that's the worst thing, we're not getting hammered.

"Then again, we're making basic errors and you deserve to get punished when you make errors like that.

"I'm not panicking because I've been in this situation before. We've just got to roll our sleeves up and go again.

Bideford are back at the Sports Ground this Saturday, with Melksham Town the visitors.

The match is set to be the Robins' first home match since October 15.

The visitors are hoping for a boost in form themselves, having failed to win in their last six games, taking three points.

Joyce is not calling the game a 'must-win' though.

"I don't think we are at that stage yet," said Joyce.

"We want to win and confidence is low - we have found ways of getting beat, but I think we are in a bit of a transition at the moment.

"There's no distance between top and bottom in this league though, and if you put a run of five results together you're soon back around the play-offs.

"It's just about getting that result and a bit of continuity."