Furious Heanor Town boss Glen Clarence slammed his players for letting the fans down after they were beaten 3-2 by high-flying Staveley.
Heanor had looked like they would come away with a point until Staveley scored in the final minute to make it 11 wins in a row as they look to pull in leaders Tadcaster.
The style of the defeat left Clarence fuming after silly mistakes cost his side any points.
“In the first half we were a changed side with a much improved attitude,” he said. “The second half came and we completely collapsed,
“I’ve always stood up for my players, but that second half performance wasn’t good enough. The silly mistakes are happening too often and I need to do something about that.
“Whatever competition you play in, it doesn’t matter if it is a friendly or the FA Vase final, the players are wearing the Heanor Town FC badge.
“I’m not going to say the players have let us down, we just have individual errors too often.
“Poor decision making is costing us points week in week out. The team have let the badge down and every fan down that came to watch today.
“The silly mistakes will be dealt with, we have a long way to go and we have a big task on our hands, but we will achieve it.
Assistant Manager James Baker said the players now needed to knuckle down and get back to winning ways.
“The lads have got to roll their sleeves up, dig deep and grind out the results,” he said.
“The first half may not have been the best football, but after the Tadcaster game we asked for a reaction, we’d questioned the togetherness of the squad and they answered that.
“We have to go together into the next few games, Pickering is a hard place to go after they gave us a hiding. We then have the FA Vase game, which is probably more important after our recent league form, but the belief is there, we will get there.”