Dave Larham says his side must get back to basics at Wallingford today (Saturday) after defeat last time out to title rivals Bletchley.
The Ducks were usurped from second place by Thatcham after the 26-22 defeat at Bletchley.
A realistic Larham conceded his side did not deserve anything more from the game but was still pleased with their efforts and says they must get back to basics to rediscover that winning feeling.
“If we are honest with ourselves, we were second best for the majority of the game (at Bletchley) and lost against a better team on the day,” he said.
“The lack of fixtures and training in recent weeks did hamper our preparations, so it is important that we now focus on the next game and learn from this defeat.
“Getting back to basics will be the key message in training ahead of the trip to Wallingford, with an emphasis on self-belief, performance and winning.”