Harrogate Town boss Simon Weaver praised his players and admitted two moments of Portsmouth quality proved the difference.

The Blues ended their non-league hosts’ FA Cup hopes with a 2-1 win at Wetherby Road last night.

And according to Harrogate manager Weaver, his players deserve credit for denying Jackett’s side clear cut chances in front of goal.

“Credit to Portsmouth for the quality of their two goals, I thought they were great strikes from distance,” Weaver told BT Sport.

“But we’ll have to look at this as an opportunity to learn and to deny the opposition with the quality they have with the opportunities they had from distance (was good).

“They’re fine margins, aren’t they? When you come up against higher-placed teams, that quality is often the difference and it manifests itself in whatever way – beating a man or a bit of composure.”

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