Eastbourne Borough boss Tommy Widdrington felt his side deserved at least a point from their midweek trip to Bromley.
Elvis Hammond scored a late consolation for Borough but the boss felt enough chances were created against the highflyers to avoid defeat.
Widdrington said, “I thought we played well and were unfortunate to concede the goals we did.
“We knew it was going to be a tough match. They had a couple of bad results but a side that can get 60 points on the board is not a bad team.
“They really came at us in the early stages and they got away with a few things. But we are not complaing that is part and parcel of football.
“On another day we would have come home with a point. But we have to take this one on the chin and move forward as we have a tough run of games coming up.”
Bromley recorded a vital morale boosting victory to keep themselves at the top of the play off pack with a hard fought win over a strong Eastbourne side on Tuesday night at Hayes Lane.
Both sides had early spells of pressure in an open game.
Ali Fuseini went close for Bromley while Stacy Long forced a save from Joe Welch and Elvis Hammond fired wide for the visitors.
The home side made the most of a good spell of play when they took the lead on 27minutes.
Jay May showed good feet and composure to blast the ball through a crowded area into the net after good work from Kiernan.
Defender Ian Simpemba headed just off target while at the other end Joe Anderson went close with a free kick and Swaine headed wide for The Ravens.
The second half took a while to get going. May missed a good chance to score when one-on-one with the keeper and he also had an effort cleared off the line after a great ball from Fuseini.
Bromley doubled their lead on 72minutes when a Kiernan corner was eventually bundled over the line after coming off the post by a combination of Dubois and Swaine on the line.
With six minutes to go Borough grabbed a life line when a deep corner was turned over the line by Hammond from close range, but Mark Goldberg’s men held on for the win with little further incident.
Bromley: Welch, McKain, Anderson, Swaine, Poolley, Dubois, Waldren, Fuseini, Kiernan, May, Goldberg (Nicholls 80).
Subs Not Used: Dennis, Reid, Jarrett, Buchanan.
Eastbourne Borough: Ross, Tallack, Cole, Aldred, Simpemba, Watts, Rowe, Raymond, Hammond, Gorman, Long Subs: Johnson, Levy, Derry, Stinson, Lok.