Tommy Wright had few complaints after Corby Town’s unbeaten start to the Vanarama National League North campaign was ended by Solihull Moors.
The early pacesetters claimed a 3-1 victory at Steel Park as the Steelmen were beaten on their own ground for the first time in a competitive match since the end of November last year.
The loss rounded off a disappointing couple of days for Corby after they were held to a 2-2 draw at Lowestoft Town in the first part of a bank holiday weekend double-header.
And Wright admitted: “We were beaten by the better team.
“We couldn’t handle their shape in the first half and I thought we would handle it better than we did.
“They had a gameplan, they stuck to it and they had a lot of midfielders running off the frontman and it caused us a lot of problems.
“We made a couple of changes and tweaked it a little but and we came out in the second half a better team. We did look a threat.
“But goals change games and have had one cleared off the line and they have gone straight up the other end and scored the third. The result was a bit flattering in the end.
“The run wasn’t going to go on forever but at least we have been beaten by a good team.
“They are a strong, physical team but that’s not what hurt us.
“Their midfielders hurt us with the movement in and around the frontman and we couldn’t get to grips with it.
“They blew us away in the first half but it was more even after half-time and I thought it was a good game of football.
“But we have got beaten and it has been a disappointing few days.”
The Steelmen return to action on Saturday when they make the trip to Gainsborough Trinity.
Don’t miss more news from Steel Park in Thursday’s Corby Telegraph