Darren Peacock rued missed opportunities after his side’s 1-1 draw with Clitheroe on Tuesday night.
The Dolly Blues manager was left frustrated after only taking one point from the last two home fixtures at the Giant Axe.
And he said: “Even though we didn’t lose it feels like a defeat.
“I sound like a broken record at the moment, but we just need to take our chances.
“The positive thing is that we are creating chances and getting the opportunities.
“But we had some clear cut chances and we need to be finishing them.”
Glenn Steel returned to the side scoring City’s only goal in the first half of the Clitheroe clash with a commanding header.
Peacock said: “Glenn brings something to the team, he has great organisational skills and he talks a lot.
“We aren’t a particularly vocal side, so we have really missed his presence.
“He has been dying to get back out and play, we didn’t want to risk him on Saturday - in the 1-0 home defeat to New Mills.
“But hopefully he can get a good run of games under his belt in the next couple of weeks.”
Clitheroe came back to punish Lancaster in the 80th minute on Tuesday, scoring from a penalty that saw Gavin Clark dismissed.
And Peacock praised his side for their resilience in the last 10 minutes.
He said: “We could have lost it in the last 10 minutes, it is difficult when you have a man sent off. But the lads fought back, stayed strong and held on to a point.”
Lancaster have now fallen to sixth in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League and travel to Wakefield on Saturday.
Peacock said: “We go into every game to win, on paper the Wakefield clash is a game we should win.
“But we will need to take our chances and find the back of the net.”