Gary Mills was left disappointed after he felt Corby Town did enough to win the game as they went down 3-1 at Ashton United.
The defeat was another setback for the Steelmen, who are now without a win in four matches, as they bid to avoid relegation from the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division.
Having trailed 1-0 at the break, Mills was impressed with his team’s second-half display as Ben Milnes equalised.
But they conceded two goals in the last four minutes to slip to a loss that has left them hovering above the relegation zone on goal difference from Sutton Coldfield Town, who play their game in hand at Mickleover Sports on Tuesday night.
Corby have four games left to save their skin, the first of which is against Whitby Town at Steel Park next weekend.
And, despite the disappointment of the defeat at Ashton, Mills is determined to stay positive.
“I thought the first half was a flip of coin, there was nothing between the two sides,” the Steelmen boss said.
“But in the second half, I thought we dominated for long periods and we created more than enough chances to go and win the game.
“So that just makes it even more disappointing. In the second half, the lads produced a decent performance.
“We are obviously disappointed with the result but there are four games to go and we will remain positive and give it a real go.
“We know Sutton Coldfield go to Mickleover on Tuesday night and what we may need to survive is also going to be determined by what other teams do.
“But we have got two home games and two away games to go and we will try to get as many points as we can from them.”