One word summed up Dean Smith's feelings after Brentford fell to bottom of the Championship after a 2-0 defeat to Ipswich - frustration.
The Bees dominated play but a sackful of missed chances cost them, with Romaine Sawyers, Nico Yennaris and Florian Jozefzoon all going close, and a defensive lapse saw them fall behind to Martyn Waghorn's strike.
And Joe Garner doubled the lead, with the help of Hawkeye, to give the Tractor Boys the win.
Smith said afterwards: “Frustration is the word I'd use. We make one mistake, they get a ricochet and it lands with their lad and it goes in.
“We should have been out of sight. We controlled the game but didn't create the chances. If we had scored then we'd have won comfortably.
“Harlee got fouled, they break and get the corner and we didn't defend well enough. We were sloppy in possession and then break up play.”
The second goal knocked the stuffing out of the Bees and Smith called on his squad to keep believing in themselves.
He added: “They had a two-goal advantage and it was a situation where the players felt it was happening again.
“We put some dangerous balls into the box but we didn't look like getting on the end of it. We have to keep believing in what we're doing. We've got to move the ball quicker.”
Despite picking up one point from 12, Smith still feels optimistic that Brentford can pick up form.
He added: “I'm optimistic but I'm also cautious where we're losing games we shouldn't lose. We've had 22 attempts, they've had six and scored two.
“We have to make sure we're hard to beat but convert the chances we're creating.”