Leamington boss Paul Holleran said there was not a lot wrong with his side’s display at Gainsborough Trinity in midweek.

Brakes’ dreams of a lucrative FA Cup run were ended at the third qualifying round stage, with Nathan Jarman’s stunning free-kick breaking a deadlock which encompassed Saturday’s tie and 85 minutes of the replay.

An injury-time strike from Bradley Wells gave the final scoreline an even more lop-sided look, earning Trinity a trip to Harrogate Town in the fourth qualifying round, and Holleran admitted the result was harsh on his improving side.

“The performance was as good as we’ve been all season,” said Holleran. “For 75 minutes we were the superior side. We played on the front foot and got into some great areas. “The final third was the only disappointment. Gainsborough play five at the back and it is a five, they don’t move.

“Their keeper made a few saves but being critical, the game should have been put to bed after an hour. “Late on, the game got stretched and you expect them to have a spell. But in the ten, 15 minutes they didn’t really hurt us.”

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