Colchester manager Joe Dunne admitted mistakes cost his side a valuable victory at Coventry on Tuesday night.
The U's led 2-0 going into the last 15 minutes at the Ricoh Arena after goals from Gavin Massey and Michael Smith, but ended up having to settle for a point after the Sky Blues staged a late fight back to draw 2-2.
Dunne did not appear at the post-match press conference on Tuesday night, but told the Daily Gazette: "We were comfortable and Coventry got booed off at half-time.
"We dealt with their threat and got two goals into the lead. But we then made two clinical errors - we got caught out with the first goal and then we gave a silly free-kick away.
"But we will take the point and move on and it could have been worse, we could have lost.
"Everyone will be saying that it was two points dropped but that's not necessarily the case.
"We don't have time to feel sorry for ourselves, we have to push on."
Colchester are four points above the League One relegation zone but the three teams immediately below them all have games in hand.