Truro City's busy festive campaign caught up on them in their 3-0 loss at Chesham, according to boss Steve Tully.
It was City's first league defeat since the end of October, form which has seen them move into play-off places.
But the game was Truro's second in three days, and third in nine since Boxing Day.
"It caught up on us, we didn't have enough legs for the last half an hour to really go after them and we had a lot of tired bodies," Tully said.
"There's no point in getting downbeat, it's a tough place to come and we'll go again," he told BBC Radio Cornwall.