Manager Andy Coyles accepts Penrith AFC will need to learn quickly as they look to earn their first points of the new season at the second attempt.

The Bonny Blues put in an impressive opening-day display against Bishop Auckland, who finished third last season, and had led 2-1 after goals from former Carlisle United man Max Brown and Bobby Atkinson.

But at Frenchfield Park on Saturday, two late strikes by James Fairley flipped the game on its head and earned the visitors the points. Penrith will return to action tonight as they visit Hebburn Town (7.45pm kick-off).

Despite seeing his side get off to a losing start to their 2019/20 campaign, Coyles saw plenty of positives.

“It was a very good performance. These guys finished third last year, and I think they are aiming for straight promotion again,” said Coyles.

“So, to be in the game and leading the game with seven or eight minutes to go, it shows how far we have come.

"Three mistakes as a whole in the game cost us three goals, and we have to learn from that. We have spoken about that in the changing rooms.

“The two goals in the second half were just individual errors, really. We have to learn quickly and we had a good team talk after the game.

"We finished the game the stronger team – we were quicker and fitter – but, unfortunately, the individual errors cost us.”