DIRECTOR of rugby Alan Solomons insists “lapses in concentration” at key moments are costing Warriors and things must change after the latest Gallagher Premiership defeat against Bath.

Worcester face an in-form Bristol Bears side at Ashton Gate on Sunday at the unfamiliar time of 1pm as Warriors look to stop the rot and end a three-match losing streak in the league.

Solomons still believes his side did enough to win last Saturday after assessing the footage but emphasises his players need to stay focused at all times.

Warriors led 13-10 at the break after a gritty first-half display in swirling wind and driving rain despite conceding a try in the opening two minutes.

But early setbacks in the second half and another high penalty count turned the tide.

Although Nick David scored a league debut try, missed kicks from Duncan Weir proved costly with Chris Pennell falling narrowly short with a penalty to salvage victory with the last action of the game.

“It was so disappointing to lose that (Bath) match,” Solomons admitted.

“There were key moments in that game where we had lapses in concentration.

“If you look at the first kick-off we drop the ball, slip a tackle and they go in behind to score inside the first minutes."

Solomons pointed to a particular moment, right at the start of the second period, where he thinks the game's momentum changed.

He continued: “At the start of the second half we kicked off really well and chased well.

“They then box kick it back to halfway and we ran it back into their half but didn’t get to the breakdown quickly enough. They got a penalty and kicked it to touch.

“A misread at the following lineout and a defensive error gave them a line break and they go through and score and worse we got a yellow card.

“Then we’re down to 14 men and it’s the same story again later on. Give away a penalty in that middle third, they kick to the line, maul us and eventually manage to get another try.

“That was a critical moment and those moments cost you. There are fine margins in this game.”

Despite the errors in key areas Warriors had the chance to win the game with the last kick but Pennell could not land it despite his best efforts from the tee.

“What impressed me was the resilience we showed,” Solomons said.

“To claw our way back into the game to make it 13-10 after Cornell (du Preez) scored a great try and Francois Hougaard did well to come up with that.

“Chris has kicked those for us before. He felt confident he could make it but I spoke to Duncan (Weir) after the game and he said it was really awkward for kicking.

“Chris was disappointed but he’s a fantastic clubman and servant to this club and it’s heartbreaking to lose like that.

“That’s now the third time we have lost at home when we should have won — Exeter, Wasps and now Bath.

“We did well to get back into the game but couldn’t get over the line which was really disappointing.”