Steyning Town boss John Suter feels his side have under achieved this season.
Town brought their Division 2 campaign to a close with 2-1 defeat at AFC Uckfield on Saturday.
The loss saw them end the season in tenth position and Suter believes player availability and a poor mid-season run were what cost his side a higher finish.
He said: “The league table does not lie and you end up where you deserve to be. We had a dreadful run in the middle of the season where we didn’t win a game in ten matches.
“This game was once again the story of our season, if I’m honest. We played quite well and the players left the field with their heads held high but a late winner cost us.
“In a number of matches, we have been the better side this season and failed to come away from the game with what we deserve.
“Football is a funny game at times and the best team on the day does not always win and that was the case in this one.
“But the players deserve credit, they battled hard against a side who still had something to play for.”
Town were a goal behind inside two minutes when Elliott Wood struck. Rob Clark was denied an equaliser by goal-line clearances, before his persistence paid off and he levelled after 30 minutes.
Uckfield came out on top when Scott Taylor netted with a magnificent strike in injury-time.