Boss Mike Cudmore lamented the cheap penalties his side gave away to hand London Scottish a third win against his side this season.
Ealing Trailfinders, as has often been the case this season, were well in contention approaching half-time, but a yellow card for no8 Adam Preocanin invited more pressure and two tries later, they were chasing the game. It ended 42-13
“I'm very disappointed with how we played,” said Ealing's director of rugby.
“It seems to be a vicious circle for us. We did some good things in the first half and were competing well until we had a man binned. They say that costs you 9-15 points against a good side and that's what happened.
“We gave away silly penalties that put us under unnecessary pressure and we just didn't play well enough.
"We had two or three of the guys who had good games, but it needs to be the whole team against a good side like London Scottish.”
Cudmore felt the yellow card meted out to Preocanin was 'avoidable' but said he would wait until Monday night's debrief with the players to go over the incident.
“It was probably avoidable, but I had the impression the ref was waiting for us to make a mistake so he could punish us,” Cudmore said. “He felt he hadn't done anything wrong.
“It was a key moment, but overall we didn't play well enough and got what we deserved, which was nothing.”