COMBINED COUNTIES LEAGUE: DIVISION ONE CB HOUNSLOW..............2 Farnham...................4
A disappointed David Brown warned his players to prepare for a week of shooting practice following Saturday's home defeat to Farnham.
The CB Hounslow assistant manager watched his side dictate for long periods especially in the first hour, but they were made to pay for a catalogue of missed opportunities.
Brown claimed it was the story of their season so far and laid responsibility at his strikers' door.
"I think we counted nine chances in the first half and I got up to 15 by the end and we scored two, so we've paid for the strikers not putting the ball in the back of the net," said Brown.
"You can say we had two clouts against the woodwork in the second half but they don't count.
"There will be a lot of shooting practice this week."
The game turned on two incidents early in the second half.
With the scores level at 1-1 and the hosts in charge, the quick-silver Michael Hinckson's run and cross was touched into the path of Anthony Bridgeman. His shot beat keeper James McArthur but crashed off the inside of the post and away to safety.
Within minutes Farnham won a free-kick on the edge of the 'D' and Dave Bridger gave the hosts' forwards a lesson in finishing with a low shot inside the near post.
Brown conceded it was a pivotal moment in the game.
"Their heads went down at 2-1 behind because yet again they had been the dominant side and come away with nothing," admitted Brown.
Bridgeman hit the post again as Hounslow searched for an equaliser, before Farnham struck the killer blow seven minutes from time. Richard Swain's effort, like Bridgeman's, hit the upright, but struck Hounslow keeper Lee Cony-Bear on the heel and crept in.
Substitute Carlos Newman gave the hosts a glimmer with a sweetly-struck shot on 87 minutes, but Swain lashed home the visitors' fourth in stoppage time.
Earlier in a first half dominated by Hounslow, Darren Putman's close range effort equalised Farnham's fifth -minute strike by Nathan Abery.