Gary Edgley believes his Boston Town side deserved better on Saturday after league leaders Daventry netted a late winner.
Robert Raducan looked to have stolen a share of the spoils at the DWB Stadium on Saturday, only for the Purple Army to leave with all three points.
“I’m so disappointed for my lads,” Edgley said.
“I know this is a new team and a young one, and they are still learning their trade and getting used to playing together, also in a style that I want them to play.
“But they were magnificent. To take on a team like Daventry - who are top of the league, and have lost only once in the league all season - and play the way we did is an absolute credit to them.
“You can see why Daventry are top though, they have quality throughout their team and a very strong bench to turn to when they need them.
“But we definitely did enough to have got a point from the game.”
Edgley was gushing with praise for his young team’s attitude.
He added: “There were so many brilliant performances from my players all over the pitch.
“Danny Horton was made captain and led by example and drove them on all game.
“Kemal Yenibertiz returned to the squad to play alongside Horton and was excellent.
“My two centre halves (Dan) Moulds and (Corey) Cunliffe never put a foot wrong all game, new signing Marcel Chipamaunga caused Daventry so many problems and (Alex) Nicholls and Raducan worked their socks off up front.”
While Edgley sees a lot of potential in his squad, he knows they also have to start getting points on the board in the UCL Premier.
“It’s results that count and we now have to make sure we start getting the results that the performances deserve,” he said.
“Starting with Wednesday’s (county) cup game away to Sleaford.”