Tonbridge Angels chairman Dave Netherstreet reflected with pride as the club’s FA Cup run came to a conclusion at the weekend.
The National League South side hosted Bradford City, losing 7-0 to the League Two outfit in the first round proper of the competition, but Netherstreet spoke positively about the bigger picture.
He told the club’s website: “The FA Cup has brought the club a new lease of life, if we look back to the earlier part of the year and remember the incessant rain and the struggle to get games played, which put the future of the club at risk, to the euphoria and dreams of 7 November 2020.
“Yes, it was not to be, but everyone involved with the club in any way whatsoever needs to be so proud of what the club has achieved and I thank you all. It has not been easy but to be able to host an EFL club with live TV coverage, together with all the media attention, without a hitch, is a massive compliment to all involved.
“The biggest disappointment was no crowd to provide that much-needed boost to the players. Our opposition paid us the compliment of fielding their strongest possible side and there was no doubt that they wanted to win as badly as we did.”