Winslow United manager Scott Reynolds was left deeply frustrated after his side missed a hatful of chances in a 3-0 defeat to London Lions.
Despite the final scoreline, Winslow dominated large periods of the game but a combination of missed chances and clinical London finishing saw them slip to defeat.
Reynolds said: “It’s a disappointing result and hard to accept. Lots of chances came and went for us and the opposition scored game-changing goals at important times.
“We were all over them for large parts of the game, but again we come off the pitch without scoring and having lost. We must regroup and prepare well for Saturday’s derby. The lads will be raring to go at the weekend.”
Winslow had a host of chances early on with Luke Tavener denied by a brilliant goal-line clearance before Mark Wiltshire blazed over.
At this point only one team looked like scoring, but instead it was the Lions who went ahead when Max Kyte scored on 19 minutes.
United were soon back on the attack and had chances to level through Jason Costello, Nick Farrow and Tavener, but they were again undone on the counter as Josh Kennet nipped in to put London two up at half-time.
The second half followed a similar pattern with United missing chances, this time from Dale Butler, Grant Karwacinski and Ryan Freshwater, and they were made to pay when Charlie Rubin sealed victory with a late third.
This weekend, Winslow face a crunch local derby with rivals Buckingham Athletic.