BALTI Sports’ boss Marco Nott says his team is “in big danger of derailing our season” if a repeat of Saturday’s 4-1 loss at Westland Sports occurs against Mere Town tomorrow (2pm).

Nott’s men take on the Moonrakers at Weymouth College having suffered a breakdown in discipline last time out, incurring four sin-bins and with infighting both on and off the pitch during Saturday’s defeat.

And Nott told Echosport that his squad has specifically addressed the problem at training this week.

He said: “We had quite a good training session on Tuesday, pretty much everyone turned up. Saturday was not really acceptable with regards to discipline and the manner of the defeat.

“We had an open chat and we’re in big danger of derailing our season if we don’t do something. It wasn’t just the sin-bins it was arguing with each other on and off the pitch.

“It was a case of beating ourselves really. It’s just making sure that we’re on the straight and narrow and focus on getting that win.”

Asked what had caused the tension, Nott felt an escalation had been coming over the past games.

He said: “It’s been a bit of a build-up over six or seven weeks, we could see it coming. The confidence wasn’t too high and it just flared up on Saturday.

“It’s just the manner of what was said off the pitch – it wasn’t really acceptable, you could see it happening. One thing it does show is the passion we’ve got.”

Commenting on Mere, Nott is aware that a niggling Town side could look to further upset his squad.

“They’re a young side and get under your skin a bit. Mere are a good side. They’re miles better this year than last year.

“They’ve picked up in terms of their league position. They’ll be a tough side to come up against,” he said.

Nott is also keen not to take the Moonrakers lightly, given Sports’ fragile confidence.

He said: “The way we’re playing we can’t take anyone for granted. The worry is if we get a goal behind. It’s so important that we get that first goal. We’ve got to be raring to go.

“It’s vital that we get this win on Saturday. It’s not like we’re bad players overnight, we’re just massively struggling at the moment.

“Every mistake we seem to be making is getting punished and it’s not doing anyone any good.”

Balti will welcome Ethan Devaney, captain Charlie Kenderdine and Oscar Preece back, while Ryan Dovell could return from a back problem.