Guernsey FC boss Tony Vance says his side will need to show strong character after suffering a 6-2 hammering by Horsham at the weekend.
Vance said the Green Lions paid the price for failing to make the most of their early dominance.
"We're all disappointed but we have to take it on the chin - they deserved the win," he told BBC Guernsey.
"When you've got one defender left it's not ideal, but it is what it is. We're strong characters and we'll be OK."
The Green Lions trailed 3-1 at half-time, but Vance said that scoreline did not reflect the way the match had panned out.
"I thought we were exceptional in the first 30 minutes, we played some lovely football. and I was really enjoying our performance," he added.
"We needed a goal to show our domination but then they break away and score. We got back in it at 1-1 and looked good, but if you look at the stats, it was three shots for them and three goals.
"Even at half-time we felt we had a chance if we could keep playing like we had. But they took over in the second half and we were chasing that game and that opens things up even more.
"I could sit here and moan about the players who aren't available but ultimately we should have put ourselves in a commanding position in the first 30 minutes - but we didn't and we got punished."