Dean Keates admitted his side weren’t at the races as the Saddlers’ unbeaten start ended with defeat to Doncaster.
Morgan Ferrier’s header put the Saddlers in front, but a John Marquis penalty and second-half strikes from Mallik Wilks, James Coppinger and Matty Blair gave Donny victory.
“The unbeaten record was never going to go on for the course of the season,” admitted Keates.
“We are disappointed we have lost a home match – losing any football match, we are disappointed.
“We weren’t good enough. We have to look after ourselves – and we weren’t good enough in the first half.
“There was no tempo there and we didn’t play. We didn’t keep the ball on the turnover, we didn’t make any passes.
“We had a little bit more about us in the second half but we didn’t keep our emotions in check.
“There wasn’t a calming influence there on the turnover to make better passes.”