Grimsby Town boss Michael Jolley was left disappointed after the Mariners lost 2-0 to Macclesfield Town in Sky Bet League Two at Blundell Park.
Tyrone Marsh and Scott Wilson provided first-half goals as Sol Campbell’s men extended Town’s wait for a first win of 2019.
And Jolley said he was disappointed with his players’ performance, particularly in the first half.
Speaking on iFollow Mariners, he said: “Extremely disappointing. I wasn’t happy with the way we started the match – we gave them a head-start with two poor goals.
“It was the tempo that we started the match at – we didn’t get enough pressure on the ball, we didn’t move the ball quick enough, and we were lethargic in the way we started the match.
“They were then able to get numbers behind the ball, and it was very difficult to break through them.
“We’re really a counter-attacking team – if we steal the ball in the middle-third, we can attack quite quickly into the space.
“But we’re not a stage yet in our development where we’re particularly skilful at breaking down packed defences – that’s probably something that we’ll get better at.
“I’m quite cross about the performance, but these players have done well for us recently, and we mustn’t overreact to it.
“But, of course, we’re very disappointed today because we wanted to do much better in front of our home fans.”
Harry Clifton (hamstring) and Akin Famewo were forced off with knocks, while striker Harry Cardwell missed the game through injury.