FC Halifax Town manager Pete Wild spoke of his disappointment following his side’s FA Cup exit to South Shields, describing it as the worst display of his tenure.
The National League side were beaten 2-0 by Shields, who are two divisions below them, on South Tyneside at the weekend.
As well as missing out on a place in the first round proper of the FA Cup, Wild was dismayed by the performance. He told the club’s Shaymen TV:
“I want to apologise. In my 18 months at the football club, that was the worst display I’ve had.”
He added: “My teams are full of energy and desire, they should be hard to beat and play against. There was none of that today and that hurts more than anything.
“You can sometimes carry one or two having an off-day, but you can’t do that with six or seven not being on it. For as good as we have been for the first five league games, we were miles off it today.
“That really hurts and I take full responsibility for that. I’ll take it on the chin, it is my fault.”