The Magpies only have themselves to blame for the 2-1 defeat at the hands of Gillingham, says first team manager Chris Kiwomya.
It was the same old story for Notts as sloppy goals saw the team leave the Priestfield Stadium empty handed.
Callum McGregor had given County hope late on with a fantastic, long-range hit but a lack of an end product for so much of the 90 proved costly.
Kiwomya said: “We’ve been beaten by ourselves, as we applied pressure in both halves.
“In their box in the first half and in their box in the second half we were the better team by far.
“But, when you give away goals like that, you’re giving yourself a mountain to climb.
“It’s not even one goal we’ve given away, it’s two goals, so we come in at half time having to score three goals to win the game.
“They were always going to play on the counter but I thought we did enough on the amount of possession and the amount of balls into the box to win the game.
“It’s very disappointing but I take a lot of pride and faith from the way we played and got into the final third areas but we just need that person to put the ball in the goal.”
He added: “I knew we’d get back into the game at some point but it was whether we’d get that second goal.
“To not get anything is very disappointing.”
Notts have a chance to make amends for the loss back at Meadow Lane on Saturday against Preston North End (3pm kick-off).
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