Darlington’s recent FA Trophy exit to Hornchurch still rankles with manager Alun Armstrong.
The National League North side exited to their lower-division opponents in the quarter-final, losing 2-1 at home.
As part of a detailed update to supporters, Armstrong said: “I was extremely disappointed that we lost to Hornchurch in the Trophy, because we didn’t capitalise on all the chances we created (how many times have I said that?).
“We got into some great shooting positions but didn’t pull the trigger when we should have done, and we really let Hornchurch off the hook.
“It was a very disappointing result, considering that we had beaten two teams from the division above us in the previous two rounds.
“We might never have a better chance of going further in the competition.”