Buckingham Town manager Neil Griffiths was left to rue numerous missed chances as his side were beaten 4-0 by Oadby Town on Saturday.
Having beaten Rothwell Corinthians last week, Griffiths was hoping to push on but some clinical Oadby finishing keeps them in the bottom three.
He said: “Saturday’s game has been tough on us and there is no doubt we are disappointed with the scoreline. Although Oadby are a very good side, the 4-0 scoreline is certainly a bit harsh on us, with two goals coming very late on.
“We started brightly, Benny Gallant breaking through early on and could have put us in front and then a Kyle Stimpson effort saw the keeper make a Banks-esque save to tip onto the crossbar. Had we gone in front with either of those it could have been a different game.
“They’ve scored a couple of goals towards the end that we could have defender better. Credit to the lads we’ve come out in the second half and given it a good go. We went close again with a corner but the two late goals gave them a far more convincing victory than it should have been.”
Buckingham face an even sterner test tomorrow when they travel to second-placed Eynesbury Rovers.
Griffiths added: “We need to pick ourselves up and quickly as Tuesday comes and we face another strong side in Eyensbury, who won 9-0 on Saturday.
“We want to be competing at the other end of the table so these games should hold no fears for us. It’s a test of us mentally more than anything as there cannot be any hangover from Saturday.”