Farnborough’s Nic Ciardini gave a frank assessment of his side’s performance as they exited the FA Cup with a defeat at Swindon Supermarine.
A sixty eighth minute goal from Supermarine striker Connor Waldon sent his side into the Third Qualifying Round of the competition and they are now potentially just two wins away from a lucrative First Round tie against a Football League club.
For Ciardini and his Yellows team mate there is only disappointment, as he reflected on a performance where they “didn’t do enough to win the game”.
He said “It’s still disappointing looking back even now.
“As a team we haven’t done enough to be honest. We had a couple of late changes to deal with but that isn’t an excuse.
“Fair play to Swindon Supermarine, they were very good and edged the tie.
“The goal was unfortunate for us as it bounced in front of the keeper on a wet day but these things happen.
“We didn’t do enough to win the game, simple as that really”
Ciardini praised the performance of Swindon Supermarine, as he admitted that they frustrated TeamSnap Search for a Giantkillers club Farnborough throughout the game.
“We were all disappointed, we didn’t turn up and I include myself in that.
“They had watched us, they seemed to know our game and nulified us.
“That was frustrating but we have had this before and we have to improve on this”
Farnborough face an away tie in the Hampshire Senior Cup at Basingstoke Town on Tuesday night before returning to Evo-Stik Southern League action on Saturday with an away game at third placed Chalfont St Peter.
And Ciardini believes his side can still have a successful season, as they target promotion and a good run in the FA Trophy.
“Obviously the FA Cup run is important financially for a club like ourselves and it takes a bit of pressure off in the league.
“We do have to focus on the league now but we also have the FA Trophy coming up too.
“That is a competition we want to do well in and have a good run.
“We won’t let the FA Cup exit hurt us and we will keep plugging away in the rest of the competitions we are in.
“We can still have a successful season”
Interview: Mark Carruthers (@marknldaily)