Gary Brabin urged his Tranmere Rovers side not to feel sorry for themselves after they fell to their first defeat of the season at Aldershot Town.
The defeat was actually Rovers’ first in more than nine months on the road as they were beaten 3-1 by the Shots.
Rovers fought back from a goal down to equalise with an Andy Cook header but two late goals meant that the two unbeaten runs were ended.
Manager Brabin was disappointed in the manner of the defeat.
He summed up the game speaking to Tranmere Player: “A defeat is always hard to take.
“They (Aldershot) caused us problems in the first 20 minutes but I was disappointed with the first goal we conceded.
“Then the 25 minutes before half time, I thought we were excellent, controlled the game and equalised through Andy Cook.
“Then the second half, we started brightly but the two goals we conceded towards the end were poor and we’re better than that and I’ve said that to the players.
“Rather than feel sorry for ourselves, we need to dust ourselves down and go on another unbeaten run.”