Torquay United manager Martin Ling has said his side must improve dramatically for Saturday's clash with Crawley.
The Gulls beat Aldershot 1-0 on Tuesday, but Ling was less than impressed with the performance.
"It was ugly, horrible - not a great display at all on the ball," he told BBC Radio Devon.
"Crawley is going to be a different game as they're favourites for the league. It's going to be a difficult game and we'll need to pass better."
He continued: "We'll be up for it and ready as seven points from nine is a good return from the season."
After drawing 2-2 with Burton Albion on the opening day of the season, Ling took his men to Bristol Rovers where they recorded a 2-1 win over their highly fancied rivals.
A first-half goalkeeping error from Aldershot's Jamie Young then gifted Torquay victory in Tuesday night's clash, a match Ling described as the Gulls' worst performance of the season so far.
He said: "Sometimes in football you take what you're given and today we were probably given something we didn't deserve on performance."