Andrew Wilson felt Corby Town endured “one of those night” as their Calor League Premier Division winning streak at Steel Park was ended.
The Steelmen went down 2-1 at home to Hitchin Town but it proved to be an evening of frustration as a number of chances went begging while Tom Berwick missed a late penalty, which would have earned them a point.
Corby will be looking to hit back when they head to Frome Town on Saturday and joint-boss Wilson insists they will look at what went wrong against Hitchin ahead of the trip to Somerset.
“We were disappointed to concede so early but we reacted really well and got ourselves back into the game and we played some good football,” the Steelmen joint-manager said.
“On another day we could have had three or four goals by half-time.
“We started the second half a bit flat and then we have missed a penalty and a couple of other chances. It was one of those nights for us.
“We will work on the things we need to work on.
“We were not happy with the goals we conceded and other aspects of our play defensively.
“We were by far the better team in the last 20 minutes, they camped in and we changed the way we were playing, which gave us a bit more joy.
“When they were dominant they maybe had one or two chances but when we were dominant, we had five or six.
“But games are won by scoring goals and they gave themselves something to hold on to, they defended and fair play to them because they have seen it through.
“We will go again, we will regroup and we will go down to Frome believing we can win the game.”
New signing Greg Mills came off the substitutes’ bench for the last half-hour on Wednesday after joining on a month-long loan deal from Barrow.
And Wilson confirmed the club are still working on trying to bring in one more new face.
“Greg hasn’t played for a couple of weeks so we need to get some fitness into him,” Wilson added.
“You can see how good he will be for us but we we need to get another week of fitness in him and then we should see the best of him.
“We can’t really talk about the reasons why the other signing hasn’t happened yet but we are working on it.
“It might not happen straight away, indeed, it might not happen at all but we are working very hard on it.”