Notts County manager Chris Kiwomya admitted his side's 1-1 draw at home Leyton Orient had dented their chances of reaching the npower League One play-offs.
County led at half-time following a terrific goal by skipper Neal Bishop after Orient had seen the better of the chances.
However, the visitors levelled midway through the second period when County defender Dean Leacock gave away a penalty with a rash challenge on Charlie MacDonald and substitute Kevin Lisbie converted the spot-kick with confidence to seal a point.
Kiwomya insisted the point was not enough at this stage of the season if the Magpies were going to push for a top-six place, and he said: "If we want to get to the play-offs these are the kind of games we need to win.
"We were disappointing first half. We defended too deep and let them have the ball and they began to dictate play. Neal's goal was the first time we had got into their final third and played a forward pass.
"We pressed them a bit higher in the second half and I think we had the better chances.
"I haven't seen it back but I've no complaints about the penalty. It gave them a foothold in the game. know what we are lacking and I know what we need and I need to find that right player to get us some goals."
Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade was left frustrated that his side only came away from Meadow Lane with a point, and he said: "I think we are a little bit disappointed to be honest. We feel as if there were three points for the taking and we've not taken them.
"The domination we've had is incredible. It's not just the possession but we've hit the crossbar and we've had one that was marginally offside ruled out.
"We worked hard to get back into the game second half but I think we were the side that was looking to win from start to finish."