Ross County manager Derek Adams was disappointed with the way his side defended against Kilmarnock.
County suffered a 2-0 defeat to Killie courtesy of goals from Kris Boyd and Jackson Irvine, but their manager was unhappy in the manner they conceded.
"We started the first half well in a positive frame of mind," Adams told BBC Scotland.
"We got the ball into good areas and caused Kilmarnock problems, but we gave away a very poor goal."
Adams blamed hesitation at the back for the home side's opener.
"We weren't under threat from Kilmarnock until that point and it was indecision in the backline," he said.
"In the second half, we came back into the game and looked likely to score first.
"However, then they got a free kick and Jackson Irvine put it in the top corner and we're 2-0 down."
Mihael Kovacevic had the visitors' best chance, but Kilmarnock goalkeeper Craig Samson thwarted the defender, but Adams still felt as though a goal was coming.
"I thought we were going to score," Adams added. "We had good opportunities and we really had to score while at 1-0.
"When it got 2-0, we still had opportunities to score and we didn't. Overall, it's a disappointing result."
County's next opponents are high-flying Inverness Caledonian Thistle in the Highland derby and Adams is pleased that the match is at home.
"We've played very well at home this season, but we have found it difficult coming away from home," Adams said.
"We are looking forward to the derby match where we have to get back to winning ways.
"Playing away from home has definitely affected us this season from what point of view I don't know, but we haven't done well away from home.
"I don't want to make excuses, though, Kilmarnock deserved their win."