First team manager Chris Kiwomya was disappointed not to see Notts County close the gap on the top six to five points.
Notts had to settle for a point on Wednesday night, as Leyton Orient came from behind to claim a 1-1 draw at Meadow Lane.
Neal Bishop had given County a first-half lead with a superb finish from the edge of the box but Kevin Lisbie’s second half penalty levelled the scores.
The Magpies moved within seven points of the Play-Off places but Kiwomya felt his side should have taken more from the match.
“We can’t keep starting games like that and let a team get a foothold on the game,” he told Magpie Player.
“We were a little bit better in the second half and we got into their half a lot better, but we need to be winning these kinds of games.
“[Jamal] Campbell-Ryce got into some good positions and had one or two had shots at the goalkeeper, as did [Yoann] Arquin.
"We were getting there but we didn’t quite get it in the end.
“We’re still unbeaten but we need to try and get back-to-back wins, which is really eluding us at the minute.
“That’s the most disappointing thing, along with the contrasting first and second half performances.
“If we can win on Saturday we’re back in it again, but it’s going to get to a stage where draws aren’t going to be good enough and we need to try and do better.”
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