The Ashton United co-boss and goalkeeper was shown a straight red five minutes from the end of the match for spectacularly losing his temper after a penalty was awarded to the Lincolnshire club, and for clashing with midfielder Shawn Richards.
"I got involved with one of their players over the penalty which I believe was wrongly given. It was a silly, stupid thing and I shouldn't have done it," said Phillips.
"After the game I apologised to the lads. After all I'm the manager and I should lead by example."
Phillips now incurs a three-match ban which begins on Saturday, September 13, when the Robins visit Brighouse Town in the first round (qualifying) of the FA Cup - a game which he badly wants to win.
After last year's heroics, when they reached the play-off finals, Ashton have stuttered this season and Phillips admits that he and partner Steve Halford are still struggling to work out their best starting line-up and most effective style of play.
He puts a lot this down to the departure of Dale Johnson to Salford City saying: "Last year we were able to play the ball from back to front very quickly, getting it to Dale's feet.
"Losing him has made it hard to evaluate the best way of going forward. Richard Bennett and Martin Pilkington are very talented players but they're different to Dale.
"We're now having to play the ball through thirds rather than getting it quickly up front to the crucial areas.
"Maybe fitness in the last ten or 15 minutes is a factor too. Steve and I are going to have to work on that. We've got to train and get through it, and look at being clinical.
"Last year we were nicking goals at the end of games and we've not done that so far this season.
"Things were a bit more straightforward last year because the squad was cobbled together at the last minute and we had to go with it. But I think the quality of this year's squad is better. We've got better players but maybe those players are very similar and we've yet to decide our best line-up.
"It's down to me and Steve to sort things out. However, I want to repeat that we've got a lot more quality footballers in the squad this time and I'm disappointed we haven't had a better start."
Ashton, who are 15th in the table, have taken six points from six games, having won one and drawn three, the most recent being Tuesday's visit to second-place Skelmersdale. Phillips insists that performances have been better than the results suggest.
He said: "Our worst display - with all due respect - was the in the first half at Curzon and even there I felt we should have got something out of the game.
"In the last two matches we've been done by two penalties and I don't think either one should have been given.
"But I'd be more miffed it we hadn't been playing good football. As it is we're playing some good stuff. We've not always got what we've deserved but that's the way football is. If we stay together I'm sure things will change."