Chris Plummer conceded an opening-day 3-0 home defeat to Burnham was “not good enough” for Corby Town.
The Steelmen went down with something of a whimper against the newly-promoted side at Steel Park as their Calor League Premier Division campaign started with major disappointment.
Not even the addition of striker Elliot Sandy, as part of an agreement with his parent club Brackley Town, ahead of kick-off could help spark Plummer’s team into life as they were well beaten.
“I am obviously very disappointed with the result. It wasn’t what we were after,” the Steelmen boss said.
“But it is the manner of the mistakes that has really cost us. We started quite brightly and had one cleared off the line.
“But we had a mix-up on the edge of the box and their lad has slotted one away. And then there was a real mix-up between the full-back (Sam Ives) and the goalkeeper (Paul Walker).
“There should have been no problem there but we didn’t deal with it and we found ourselves 2-0 down.
“We are bitterly disappointed with the result and it’s not good enough for Corby Town Football Club, we know that.
“There is no getting away from it, we can say what we want. It wasn’t good enough.
“I am pretty happy with the squad we have got, I think we have got some good players here. But there were mistakes out there that you can’t legislate for.
“We certainly had a few chances ourselves but the result is not good enough and we can’t get away from that.”
Plummer is now expecting his team to bounce back quickly as they head to Hemel Hempstead on Tuesday night.
“There are plenty of games coming up and we need to pick up results,” Plummer added.
“It is disappointing today but we have to brush ourselves off and get ready for a tough game on Tuesday.
“I believe we have a good enough team to go there and get a positive result.”