Northampton Town Women joint-managers Josh Oldfield and Liam Williams expect more from their side after their 1-0 defeat at home to Solihull Moors in the FA Women’s National League Division One Midlands on Sunday.
The fixture was the Cobblers’ final home fixture of their first ever campaign in the fourth tier.
“It’s a frustrating one, but credit to Solihull because they did what they needed to do to get the three points,” Williams said.
“We’re disappointed with the way we applied ourselves.
“We didn’t compete anywhere near the levels we expect in the first half.
“There was a good reaction in the second half, but those are only the minimum standards we expect.
“They need to be in place at the start of the game if you’re going to get anywhere at this level.
“It’s a tough league, and Solihull are tough opponents, but we need to be better.”
The Cobblers end the season away to Doncaster Rovers Belles next week. The fixture will be played at the Eco-Power Stadium.
“We’ve been training well consistently, but it’s time to start putting in good performances as well,” Oldfield added.
“We’ll go to Doncaster and look to be at our best in front of a big crowd.
“We’ll also try to enjoy the occasion and celebrate the fact that we’ve had a relatively good season.
“Ultimately, we want to compete and win games, and that’s what we’ll be looking for next week.”