Tommy Wright admitted Corby Town’s inability to be “clinical” in front of goal cost them as their home programme in the Vanarama National League North ended on a low note.
The already-relegated Steelmen suffered a 3-0 defeat to Stalybridge Celtic in their last match at Steel Park this season.
The visitors scored all their goals in the second half as Wright’s men slipped to yet another loss ahead of next weekend’s final game of the campaign at play-off contenders Harrogate Town.
Wright had been keen to sign of on a high to instill some optimism into the Steelmen’s fanbase after a season of real struggle
But he was frustrated as his team failed to take their chances while he also felt a foul had been committed on goalkeeper Sam Donkin for Stalybridge’s opening goal.
“I’m not bothered about winning a game for me, I just wanted to give the fans something to smile about,” the Steelmen boss said.
“In football, you have to take your chances.
“We have played some really unbelievable football at times and I think that was appreciated by the supporters.
“The story of our season has been ifs and buts and we simply haven’t been clinical enough.
“We were disappointed that their first goal was allowed to stand but we have gone on to concede two more.
“Their centre-forward was stood on Sam all game and on virtually every occasion, the referee gave a foul.
“There must have been 10 fouls against him but then he has allowed the goal to stand when a similar foul had been committed.
“It was very frustrating and the lads’ performances recently really haven’t got us the rewards or the results we deserved.”