LEE Minshull admits Concord Rangers have no time to feel sorry for themselves following the 1-0 defeat to Maidstone United.

Matt McClure’s first half effort separated the two sides at the Aspect Arena and the Beach Boys will be eager to bounce back at St Albans City on Monday.

Minshull feels improvements must be made if Concord are to end their winless National League South run, which has now extended to three matches.

“We’ve started games really well and this was the first time we haven’t for whatever reason,” said the Beach Boys’ player-assistant manager.

“We had a good week of training and we still have loads to work on.

“Hopefully we will keep improving but, with a game against St Albans just 48 hours later, there is no time to feel sorry for ourselves.

“We will go there and try to be positive because we want to get a result.”

Shaun Okojie struck the crossbar with a header inside 60 seconds as the Beach Boys looked to get off to the best possible start against Maidstone.

But, against the run of play, the visitors’ McClure broke the deadlock with 26 minutes on the clock.

McClure struck the woodwork soon after the interval as the Stones looked to put the game beyond Concord, but one goal proved to be enough.

And, although Concord improved after the interval, Minshull conceded the effort came too late in the clash.

“It was a very disappointing result,” added Minshull.

“We had a go in the second half, put some passes together and got in behind them.

“But we only created half chances.

“We didn’t force their goalkeeper into enough saves, but it was the first half where we lost the game.

“We conceded a sloppy goal and lacked tempo in the first half.

“They sat off us and we needed to be more convincing in everything we did.

“Once you give a team a goal, they will just sit in and protect the lead.

“That makes it harder to break them down.”

The defeat means Concord have taken just one point from the last nine on offer, having started the campaign with three consecutive victories.