Boston United joint-boss Jason Lee felt they showed a lack of urgency in their 1-1 draw with bottom of the table Blyth Spartans in Blue Square Bet North.
Ryan Semple's 80th-minute header spared the Pilgrims' blushes after Blyth went ahead through Graeme Armstrong.
Lee told BBC Lincolnshire: "We're not disheartened but we are disappointed.
"I thought maybe we were a little slow in moving the ball around. I think we overplayed it a bit and weren't quick enough in the final third."
Marc Newsham and Leon Constantine had chances for the Pilgrims in the first half but the visitors took a surprise lead seven minutes after the break when Armstrong headed home a Wayne Phillips cross.
As Boston pushed for an equaliser Kevin Austin was denied by a goal-line clearance and Tyrone Kirk hit the bar before substitute Semple headed in from Jason Field's free-kick.
Blyth almost snatched a late winner but Jamie Mole's effort was blocked by keeper Paul Bastock.
Lee added: "They weren't running around trying to close us down and we had the space to move the ball around.
"We built up slowly but we didn't have that creative spark, but we changed it in the second half and got what we deserved and could have gone on to win the game."