Nkana head coach Aggrey Chiyangi is adamant his side did not deserve to lose the Kitwe derby against Power Dynamos over the weekend.
Nkana lost 2-1 to their fierce rivals at the Arthur Davies Stadium despite dominating possession and creating more opportunities than their opponents.
Two goals from Luka Lungu secured Dynamos first win over their cross-town rivals since 2012.
"Like I said it was going to be a very tough match but I think Power has been lucky," Chiyangi told journalists after the game.
"They got the chance and scored after we made a mistake.
"We are not disappointed with our players; they put up a very good fight. This game was tightly contested.
"The battle is on so we will continue fighting until the last game," Chiyangi concluded.
The result sees Nkana languishing in seventh place in the FAZ Super League with just 28 points from their 22 games this season.
The victory moved Power to second place in the standings, seven points behind league-leaders Zesco United.
Nkana's next assignment is a must-win encounter against 12th-placed Forest Rangers at Nkana Stadium on Saturday, while Dynamos travel to mid-table Red Arrows in the hopes of continuing their assault on the top of the table.