Aylesbury United manager Tony Joyce says his side must cut out individual errors following their 2-0 home defeat to Royston Town on Saturday.
The Ducks have struggled for consistency all season but particularly in recent weeks with Saturday’s defeat preceded by a 2-1 home win over Potters Bar Town last Wednesday thanks to goals from Paul Edgeworth and Lewis Putman.
Speaking about his side’s inconsistent form, Joyce said: “We beat Rugby Town away from home, which was a good result, then we went to Godalming and lost 4-1, but we bounced back with a good win against Potters Bar, which was a good, honest performance.
“We went into Saturday’s game fairly confident, we did have a few players out through injury but it was a bit of a nothing game and we had two defensive lapses and we ended up losing the game 2-0, so it’s a bit win one, lose one at the minute.
“Consistency has been the problem all season and individual mistakes are costing us. You’d say most goals are caused by individual mistakes, but it just seems to be happening too much at the moment and yet again on Saturday, it was one of those games that had 0-0 written all over it but two individual errors cost us.
“Whether it’s concentration or whatever I don’t know, but we’re doing fine. The performance against Rugby was fantastic and up there with one of our best performances of the season.
“We’re playing good football but it’s just the individual errors that are costing us – it’s not bad team play or anything like that.”
Ayomide Adeboyejo put Royston ahead with an eighth minute strike before Kaan Fehmi’s second half goal sealed all three points for the play-off chasers.
The result leaves United 14th in Division One Central.