Eastbourne Town boss Danny Bloor refused to be too downhearted following their 1-0 Sussex derby defeat to Worthing.
The defeatleft Eastbourne in 14th place in the Ryman League division one south having lost their last four matches.
Crawley Down are up next for Bloor’s men and although John Maggs’ side began the season like a rocket they are winless from the previous five.
Bloor said, “Obviously the Worthing game was a blow for us. It was a home match which makes it disappointing.
“However, the encouraging thing for me is that we are creating the chances.
“We battered them for long periods and when the chances came we didn’t take them. It was as simple as that.
“They nicked the goal and fair play to them. They will see it as a good result.
“I can see we are heading in the right direction and when we start taking our chances, we are going to give a side a good hiding. Hopefully that’ll be this weekend at Crawley.”
Town travel to the Ryman highflyers without the services of Kenny Pogue, Ross Sutton Ethan Strevett Adam Davidson and Luke Denton.
Bloor said all five would be possible starters but remains confident he has the strength and quality in his squad.
“The squad is in good shape and the spirit is high. We had a great training session this week and there didn’t seem to be any hangover form the Worthing result.
“I am happy with our squad but it’s our job to keep looking and see if we can improve our side. If we identify someone then we will do our best to bring them in. We have recently brought in the likes of Trevor McCreadie and Ollie Lockyer because we felt they would add something to our squad.”
Eastbourne Town reserves are in action at the Saffrons tomorrow (Saturday) where they take on Uckfield in the Sussex Intermediate Cup (kick-off 3pm).