Striker Mo Eisa admitted it was a bittersweet moment as he tore up the record books at Cheltenham Town but the team left empty-handed.
Eisa grabbed a double at the Abbey Stadium with his first - a stunning free-kick - making him the club's record scorer in a Football League campaign with 21 goals, passing Julian Alsop's landmark set in 2001/02.
However, a second half fight-back from Cambridge United saw them take all three points to leave Eisa with contrasting emotions.
"I didn't think about the record during the game, I just wanted the three points. But we didn't defend well enough as a team," said Eisa.
"It's frustrating for the whole team and the manager too. We need to improve that if we want to be pushing for play-offs next season.
"We are one of the highest scorers in the league, but as a team we are not defending as we should so we need to fix that as soon as possible.
"During the game I don't think about record, I just want to do well for the team.
"We had worked on free kicks in training and I scored one then so to do it in a game is pleasing. I am so happy to break the record.
"I won't be thinking about it now because we lost the game and we are all down. But tomorrow I am sure it will sink in.
"My whole game has improved and I am learning so much here," he added.
"Every game I want to get better. The last four games I have not scored and I didn't feel I did my best for the team.
"I let myself down and other people down, because I didn't do what I can do, but my whole game is improving so I will keep getting better."