Bedlington Terriers manager Gary Innes felt his side deserved something out of Saturday’s 1-0 defeat to Newcastle Benfield.
Innes, taking charge of just his second game, was left disappointed after a dominant second half performance went without reward.
He said: “we came out second half and were more positive, more creative and I think we did deserve something out of the game.
“In the second half we were more positive, more creative and I think we were unfortunate to get beat today.
“I told the lads at half-time that if we got the first goal we could then go on and get the second and maybe even a third.”
Despite the defeat, Innes remains confident ahead of some difficult games that lie ahead in the forthcoming weeks.
He added: “I would like to think my man-management skills will come across to the lads.
“We need to pick ourselves up and dust ourselves off and just crack on for the rest of the games.
“We need to approach these games like it is the last game of the season.”