Steve Leigh blasted Baffins Milton Rovers after they were held to a 2-2 Wessex Premier draw by Tadley Calleva at the PMC Stadium.
The home side threw away a two-goal first-half lead and in the end Leigh was relieved to come away with a share of the spoils.
The Baffins boss said: ‘After establishing a clear lead we didn't work as individuals or a team..
‘It was like we thought the job had been done.
‘Our work-rate was poor and we were lucky in the end.
‘As a manager sometimes you have to accept poor performances but what you can't accept is lack of effort.
‘We didn't show the desire to do the ugly things in the game.
Baffins got off to a flyer when after three minutes Ashton Leigh fired in a free-kick from outside the area.
Two minutes later Shane Cornish extended the lead by heading in a Leigh free-kick.
Two goals in four minutes for the visitors at the start of the second half turned the game on its head.
Harry Jackson grabbed a brace as Horndean stormed back to winning ways with a 3-1 win at Brockenhurst.
Jack Maloney sealed the win with a late penalty.
Deans boss Michael Birmingham was pleased.
He said: ‘This is an excellent result because it is never easy to get anything at Brockenhurst.
‘Harry Jackson scored two wonderful goals and missed two easier ones.
‘It was important for us to get back on the winning track.’
AFC Portchester lost ground at the top with a disappointing 2-1 defeat at Christchurch with Mike Turvey scoring their goal in the first half.
A battling second half performance saw Fareham Town fightback to salvage a 2-2 draw against Team Solent at Cams Alders.
A poor opening 25 minutes by the Reds left them trailing by two-goals at the break.
Simon Woods reduced the arrears on 73 minutes with a shot on the turn into the bottom corner of the net.
Two minutes from time Woods set up birthday boy Curt Robbins for the equaliser.
In division one goals Lewis Beale hit a hat-trick and Harry Potter, Tom Jeffes and Max Davies also netted as United Services Portsmouth a thumping 6-0 win at Verwood Town.
Petersfield Town slipped to a 3-0 defeat at Hythe & Dibden.