Cody Cooke and Ben Harding had put the White Tigers 2-1 up but the Hawks, who are dreaming of a great escape after three victories in four, fought back to win 3-2.
It was a missed opportunity for Truro who could have climbed back up to fourth with three points.
They welcome fellow title chasers Havant & Waterlooville next Saturday and Hodges knows his side will have to be a lot better to get a result following their Whitehawk mishap.
The boss told the club’s website: “Had they (Whitehawk) had this team from the start of the season, they would be right up there now. It’s one of the few occasions where I’ve had to say that we got what we deserved.
“We just weren’t at it. We gave ourselves an opportunity by getting in front going into the break, but we were nowhere near where we needed to be in the second half.
“It’s disappointing because this was a chance for us to keep the pressure on the leading teams. We’re still in a strong position, but it wasn’t our day today.
“We now have to pick ourselves up and be ready to go again in the next game. It proves that if you are not at it, you will get beaten in this League.”
Photo by Colin Bradbury
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