Truro City boss Lee Hodges says his side must stop giving away "easy" goals after their 2-1 loss to Chelmsford.
Jamie Slabber gave the visitors a 54th-minute lead before Kyle Vassell made it 2-0 15 minutes later while Joe Broad hit a late consolation.
Truro are now 18 points from safety at the bottom of Blue Square Bet South.
"There's not a lot of difference between the top teams and us, the only thing we're doing is conceding too many easy goals," he told BBC Cornwall.
"We are scoring a lot of goals but the goals we're conceding week in, week out, are too easy.
"The last three games against the top teams we've had a go, there's not a lot between us really between us and them."