Torquay boss Martin Ling has highlighted a greater share of possession as the key for his team turning draws into wins.
The Gulls relinquished a 1-0 lead in the 89th minute against Burton on Saturday with Ling insisting his players were the authors of their own demise.
"We brought it on ourselves in terms of ball retention. It's something we've talked about an awful lot," Ling told BBC Radio Devon.
"Our standards and expectations have gone up but we've not met them.
"I can't knock any of the players for work-rate or effort, but I can knock all of them for not being good enough on the ball."
Torquay are 14th in League Two having won just one of their five matches in September.