Tommy Wright admitted to being a touch frustrated despite Corby Town making a swift return to winning ways in the Calor League Premier Division.
The Steelmen joint-manager was back in the starting line-up following a groin injury and scored twice in the first half before Sam Ives grabbed a late goal to complete a 3-1 success at Frome Town.
The victory came just three days after Corby had seen their impressive run of form at home ended in a 2-1 defeat to Hitchin Town.
And, with Wright and fellow boss Andrew Wilson targeting a charge for the play-off places in the remainder of the season, he knows his team must rid themselves of such inconsistency.
“I said after the game on Wednesday that we always bounce back with a victory and it happened again,” Wright said.
“So it is frustrating because had one of those nights against Hitchin when it just didn’t happen for us.
“We know we have got to get on a consistent run and it is sometimes the case that the players just need reassuring about it all. They are good enough and we have seen that.
“I felt we were fairly comfortable at the weekend. We probably weren’t at our best but we got in front and it was a relief to get the late goal just to finish it off.”
Wright, meanwhile, was delighted to return to action with a double strike after a brief spell on the sidelines.
“It wasn’t until an hour and a half before kick-off that I convinced Stan (Wilson) that I was fine to start,” he added.
“I had a fitness test and felt okay so it was good to get back out there and I am delighted to have scored a couple of goals as well.
“I needed to be out there. We had Gareth Jelleyman and Stuart Hendrie on the bench because they were carrying knocks so we had a bit of a patched up team.
“But we got the job done and now we can focus on tomorrow (Tuesday) while also looking ahead to the weekend.
The Steelmen are back in action tomorrow (Tuesday) night when they head to Cogenhoe United in the quarter-finals of the NFA Hillier Senior Cup before taking on Chippenham Town in the Calor League at Steel Park on Saturday.