Andrew Wilson felt Corby Town’s recent inactivity played a part as they suffered a 1-0 defeat at Weymouth in the Calor League Premier Division.
The Steelmen finally got their first action of 2014 on the south coast but it proved to be a frustrating day as Luke Burbidge’s fine second-half strike sealed the points for the hosts.
Corby were without joint-manager Tommy Wright and central defender Paul Malone as they served one-match bans while Nathan Stanton was handed his debut with Courtney Herbert coming off the bench for his first appearance since joining from Cogenhoe United.
There were few chances for either team and while joint-boss Wilson acknowledged his team “didn’t do enough to win” he thought the final outcome was harsh.
“Of course, we are disappointed, we have lost a football match and it is frustrating,” Wilson said.
“They have scored a fine goal, which has decided it but there wasn’t anything between the teams.
“I don’t think we deserved to win the game, I will be honest about that. They probably had the better of the few chances there were but it was a game that deserved to finish 0-0.
“It is frustrating because I thought we were really well organised from a defensive point of view.
“Nathan Stanton came in and was a big plus for us but I do think we suffered from not having played for a while.
“We were never really at our fluent best and it wasn’t the Corby Town we have seen when we have been at our best.
“From a defensive point of view, I thought we did very well and that is reflected because it took a great goal to beat us. But I do think our lack of games played a part in our overall performance.”
The Steelmen return to action on Tuesday night when they make the trip to Bashley.
Both Malone and Wright will be available for that game but there will be a couple of injuries for the Steelmen to check up on.
Wilson added: “Aman Verma picked up a knock and Nathan (Stanton) got a dead leg.
“But we will assess them ahead of Tuesday and hopefully both of them will be okay.”