Hampton and Richmond Borough boss Alan Dowson says the whole club must stick together after Saturday’s meek defeat at promotion rivals Tonbridge Angels.
The Beavers boss wasn’t happy with the side’s performance at Longmead.
But he made a point of stressing the positives after the loss to a penalty he says never was.
Dowson said: “We didn’t play at all well, they weren’t much better but they got what the needed.
“We weren’t great but the penalty they got was mystifying if I am being honest. Now it’s about moving on.
“I have been so pleased with our ability to bounce back from a defeat this season and we need to do it again. When we have lost, we have reacted. We will need to do that again.
“It’s about sticking together and not over-reacting. Our away form needs looking at but we are still top. We have to remember where we are and keep believing.”
This Saturday it’s Canvey Island and the manager added: “It’s a really big one for us now, that’s for sure.”