Darren Sarll couldn’t hide his frustrations after top of the league Plymouth Argyle condemned Boro to a 2-1 defeat at home.
Despite a positive first half, the game was won on set-pieces early after the break as two Sonny Bradley headers were enough to push the Pilgrims over the line.
“We are what we are. We are in the position we are in because that is what we are as a team.
“We are nearly men. We are nearly there and then we are nearly not there. It is time for people to stand up and be held accountable for what they do and the job they are supposed to be doing for the club.
“We are going to see so many of those types of games up and down the country in League Two where you have to grind out, dig in and come away with a point. It isn’t going to be an attractive game every week but it is a time when you have to dig a trench and hold your line.
“They are the first two defended set pieces I think that we have conceded this year which is pretty decent but they have come all in one go and they have cost us points today."
Sarll says that the reason for defeat wasn’t through lack of effort, more through lack of quality as he reiterated his biggest disappointment with the day’s work.
“Every one of them has worked very, very hard. No-one can say they haven’t worked hard, I am just very, very disappointed with the lack of quality on show offensively.
“If you are an attacking player, you have got to take responsibility for the football and be responsible for the outcome in the final third.
“What happens is, because you don’t look after the ball, it then becomes a very vicious circle and you never get out of defending situations. That is my biggest disappointment today, definitely.”