Wendron United manager Jack Greenwood rued his side's missed opportunity as the Dron surrendered a 1-0 lead to lose 2-1 at home to Bodmin Town in the two teams' first-ever league meeting on Saturday.

Jack Stocker gave Wendron the lead at the break with a lob over 'keeper Richard Kellow from distance shortly before half-time, but Dan Pethick came off the bench to level the scores midway through the second half, before Sam Hillson bundled in from close range with ten minutes to go after Dan Stedman tipped Lewis Webber's shot onto the crossbar and into the defender's path.

"We actually gave a bit of firm talking-to at half-time because I thought we were really poor first half," Greenwood said, "and it was weird to be coming in 1-0 up because it was a great finish from Stocker, and him and Danny Stedman were probably our best players today, but as a team I thought we were really poor. We were sluggish and our passing was slow so it wasn't great.

"But to not hold on or even at 1-1 we had a great chance and a half-chance and I think that's what disappointing as we just didn't take them, we limited them a bit more second half but it's a tough one to gauge because the conditions out there were awful and you can't really play football, but there's not much you can do about that."

The game was low on quality with both sides struggling to play football as torrential rain battered the Underlane for the entirety of the game.

This was especially problematic for the hosts, with Greenwood's men unable to replicate his preferred passing style of play.

"What Mike [O'Neill, assistant manager] and I need to look at is having a bit of a plan B, but we are very keen to make sure we are a footballing side and play the right way and I think people are starting to associate us with that now, which is good and nice to hear.

"I think Mike and I have to come up with a plan B and I think the lads also have to sense when to play how we want them to play and when sometimes to think outside the box and do something a little bit different, but the conditions today certainly don't suit trying to play the ball.

"Our pitch is normally pretty good but it showed how much rain has fallen because there were puddles in the second half and players wanting to go in and take the ball were getting held up and caught out of position, so it wasn't ideal for attacking and defending and certainly didn't help us to play our usual game.

Saturday’s game was the first-ever league meeting between Wendron and Bodmin. The Dron have spent much of their history in the Combination League and SWPL Division 1 West, while Bodmin have been a permanent fixture in the SWPL Premier and South Western League.

But with Wendron securing promotion to the all-new SWPL Premier West, the two teams finally faced each other in a league match on Saturday afternoon.

"I think every time we play one of these big teams it makes us realise there's nothing to be fearful," Greenwood said. "I would have loved to have had Bodmin, and I'm not blaming the conditions, but on a nicer day where we can play the way we can play and I think we would have grown in confidence as the game went on.

"It's another big name here, it shows where we're at and on paper we've lost the game 2-1 and they've had to come from a goal down to beat us, and no matter how well or badly we played, they still had to work very hard to win a game here.

"We're giving a good account of ourselves against these teams but we don't seem to be quite doing it for 90 minutes. We're not getting a huge amount of luck I'd say but we've got to find something within ourselves to make sure we're bang up for it every game and for 90 minutes ideally but for the majority of the game and we don't seem to be doing that at the moment."