James Beattie cut a frustrated figure after his Accrington side were narrowly beaten 1-0 at Southend on Easter Monday.
Barry Corr's goal means Southend have now won five of their last six games but they were made to work hard for their latest victory.
The Shrimpers found it hard to create chances but almost went in front just before the break when Ryan Leonard headed John White's cross just wide of the left post.
However, Southend made the breakthrough in the 64th minute when Corr fired a low, 12 yard shot in to the bottom left-hand corner of the net after being teed up by Will Atkinson.
Corr then scuffed an eight yard shot wide of the left post before Accrington almost levelled with substitute Shay McCartan having a powerful volley tipped wide of the right post by Shrimpers goalkeeper Daniel Bentley.
"It's disappointing because our goalkeeper only had one save to make and the only other time he touched it was to pick the ball out the net," said Beattie.
"But the lads were tremendous; we frustrated Southend in the first half and quietened the crowd.
"I'm also not sure about the drop ball decision which led to Southend's goal.
"We agreed to play the ball back but the referee thought otherwise but that's gone now, the game is over and we need to focus on our remaining games."