Badshot Lea manager Gavin Smith felt his side lacked quality in their 2-0 defeat at home to league leaders Chertsey Town in the Isthmian League South Central Division on Tuesday night.

The visitors took the lead in the 27th minute when Callum McAllister fired home after the Baggies failed to clear a corner.

Substitute Gianluca Botti sealed the three points for the Curfews on 88 minutes when he confidently finished when one-on-one with Baggies keeper Harry Cawdron.

The match was played in difficult conditions on a wet and windy night at Westfield Lane.

"From our point of view to come in at 1-0 was positive at half-time because the wind played a huge part in the game," said Smith.

"I felt the second half might be a different story but nothing happened. I don't think either keeper's made a save.

"They saw the game out and probably showed the better quality when it was needed.

"We need to look at that because I know we've got quality but we're not seeing it. We didn't show any desire – it looked a bit flat.

"They've had one bit of quality at the end. It's a great ball and a good finish, which is the difference between the teams at the top and the teams who aren't going to achieve anything."

Smith feels his side need to show more quality in the final third to return to winning ways.

"We show enough quality on the ball sometimes but it's that final third bit, being ruthless and that natural instinct to want to score goals – we don't seem to have it at the minute," he said.

"The closest we've come to scoring was Callum Wiltshire hitting the bar from a corner, which isn't good enough. We didn't show enough fight and enough quality when it mattered.

"I know the quality of the players we've got. We've seen it all season, and for some reason it's just not happening in that final third at the minute.

"We've taken people out, we've played other people and we've played two up top – it just doesn't seem to be making any difference."

Next up the Baggies is a home game against high-flying Leatherhead in the Isthmian League South Central Division on Saturday (3pm).

The Baggies won 2-1 at Leatherhead earlier in the season, but Smith is expecting a tough test in the return fixture.

"We'll look forward to it because I know they're a good side," said Smith.

"We'll look to implement our game and hopefully we can be better, because it's not good enough at the minute.

"For us this season was about finding out about the league and trying to achieve something people didn't think we could, which I think we're well on course for.

"We want to push for more, but we need to be getting points or even being in games and having a go.

"I'd rather have a real go. We don't look like we're doing that. We look like the games are just passing us by a little bit.

"We can be overly critical but maybe the conditions are playing a massive part.

"Our past few games have been really difficult conditions with wind, rain and not great pitches.

"We'll see how we can improve."