Plymouth manager John Sheridan was left gutted after seeing his side slip to a 1-0 defeat away at Scunthorpe.
It was a 62nd-minute goal from winger Etienne Esajas that secured Scunthorpe a hard-earned 1-0 victory, with the visitors having two second-half 'goals' from striker Reuben Reid disallowed.
"This was a game we should have got something from," said Sheridan.
"I just could not see us losing it, so to be going away from here with nothing is soul-destroying.
"Performance-wise I was more than happy with the team, but to win games you have got to score goals - and we didn't.
"We had the chances, we had some really good opportunities and if we had taken better options in the final third when we were in some good positions, then this was a game we could have won comfortably.
"To come away losing is difficult to take. If this club is to get up there towards the top of the table, where we want to be, then we have got to start winning games.
"And to do that, we have got to start scoring more goals.
"I do believe we have the players here who can do that, so we have just got to keep working hard."
Plymouth were out of luck twice in the second half when striker Reid had the ball in the back of the net.
His first effort after 49 minutes was ruled out for offside and 20 minutes later his thundering header from a Jamie Reckord cross was ruled out for his over-robust aerial challenge on Scunthorpe skipper Andy Dawson.
"I just did not see anything wrong with the header," said manager Sheridan.
"I do not know why the referee has disallowed it - and I think we also had a stone-wall penalty claim turned down in the second half," he groaned.