Tommy Wright felt Corby Town were hard done by after they slipped to a late defeat at FC United of Manchester.
The Steelmen looked to be heading for a fifth successive away draw in the Vanarama National League North after 84 goalless minutes in front of over 3,000 fans at Broadhurst Park.
But the hosts snatched all points thanks to Matt Wolfenden’s strike.
And, although he felt 0-0 would have been a fair scoreline, Wright admitted his team must learn to keep the ball better as the defeat made it three games without a win and resulted in the Steelmen dropping to 12th in the table.
“I think 0-0 probably would have been fair,” the Steelmen boss said.
“We didn’t create anything clear-cut, they got the goal and then we had a chance when Aaron Brown couldn’t quite his head to one three yards out. Overall, there wasn’t anything in it.
“Performance-wise, we definitely need to be better on the ball.
“We do so well with winning the ball back but, and me and Dave (assistant-manager Clarke) counted them in the first half, we only seem able to put three passes together before giving the ball away.
“We seem too keen to try to play that big diagonal pass instead of taking care of the ball. It’s something we need to work on.”
Wright refused to lay the blame for a lack of goals at the door of his frontmen and insists they need chances to be created for them.
He added: “The likes of Kabongo (Tshimanga) and Spencer (Weir-Daley) have been scoring goals this season.
“Just because they haven’t done it in the last two matches, you can’t blame them.
“I am more concerned about giving them the opportunities to score goals because we aren’t doing it at the moment.”