Burnham Ramblers boss Bertie Brayley is looking for a big reaction from his side.
Ramblers fell to a 4-0 defeat against Romford on the opening day of the Ryman League division one north season.
They found themselves 3-0 down after 16 minutes and then 4-0 behind at half-time.
To add to their woes, Bradley Nobbs was sent off on 54 minutes for a second yellow card.
But new manager Brayley is hoping that his side will give a big reaction to that defeat in their league match against visiting Tilbury on Tuesday night.
Brayley said: “To be honest I only got the job a week before and had two games in between that and Saturday’s opening game.
“Pre-season is a lot different to the real thing and I found out a lot of things on Saturday.
“They seem like a good bunch of lads and I am looking for a reaction on Tuesday night against Tilbury.
“In the first 60 minutes of the game against Romford, everything that could go wrong for a manager went wrong.
“We had an appeal for a penalty turned down in the first minute and if we had got that and scored it, it would have settled the nerves.
“A couple of the boys need to be fitter.
“Most managers get a month or two months to prepare their side for the season but I wasn’t worried about that.
“Now I want to see a big reaction from the players.”