Danny Robinson gutted after Hungerford Town's FA Trophy exit to National League side Weymouth
Hungerford Town manager Danny Robinson felt his side’s performance against Weymouth should have been capped off with progression into the fourth round of the FA Trophy on Saturday.
However, they missed an opportunity to reach the next round as Jake McQuoid’s strike seven minutes from time saw the visitors through.
Robinson praised his players for their efforts and felt they didn’t deserve to be knocked out of the competition.
“I felt that, with chances created and the possession, we were the better side for large parts, but we probably lacked that extra quality in the final third.
It was a hard one to take because I felt a scalp was there to be had, but fair play to Weymouth because they defended really well.
“I don’t think we have put in as many crosses that we did in all the games we have played this year and they dealt with them all.
“Football can be a cruel game because we didn’t play that well at Bath and we won, but we played well against Weymouth and lost.”
Robinson believes that narrowly losing to the National League side shows how far his side have come forward.
“When we are upset at getting beat by a National League club, who have more resources as us, it just shows you how far we have come.
“It’s a massive step and a compliment to the club, not just on the playing side of things, but at how we are run.
“I am very proud, I always will be, but it does feel like a chance was missed.”
Hungerford return to National League South action on Tuesday (December 28), when they host Chippenham at Bulpit Lane.
“The league is the most important and Chippenham are doing really well now and I think they’ve turned a corner.
“They beat Dorking 4-1 at home which is no mean feat, so it will be a tough game and hopefully we can have another bumper crowd at Bulpit Lane again.”