Emirates FA Cup second qualifying round replay - Worcester City 2 Holbeach United 0 (at Aggborough)
Manager Darren Jarvis feels “immensely proud” of the achievements in Holbeach United’s FA Cup run.
The Tigers – who had picked up three away wins during the competition – went out in Tuesday night’s second qualifying replay against Vanarama National League North side Worcester City.
Goals from Daniel Nti and Deon Burton were enough to beat Holbeach following Saturday’s 1-1 dramatic draw at Carter’s Park.
Goalkeeper Ricky Drury – whose stoppage-time overhead kick set up the trip to Kidderminster Harriers’ Aggborough Stadium – again took centre stage with a series of saves.
Jarvis said: “We are disappointed to have gone out of the competition but at the same time we are immensely proud of what we have achieved.
“You would never want to celebrate a defeat but we can certainly celebrate a great cup run.
“The over-riding feeling is that I am immensely proud of our fantastic efforts to get that far in the FA Cup.
“We won’t kid ourselves. Worcester are a very good side and they showed why they are three levels above us.
“They utilised a fantastic playing surface and over 90 minutes they had more chances then we did.
“We were set up to try to defend well and then give ourselves a chance at the other end.
“Tactically again we got it absolutely right but we couldn’t take something from the game.
“Worcester played well and Ricky pulled off some outstanding saves.
“Now we need to carry on with this character, spirit and togetherness by taking that into our league form and the other cup competitions.”
Holbeach: Drury, Ford (sub Wells 82 mins), Ward (sub Gosling 67 mins), Pinner, Warfield, Worthington, Thomas, Tidswell, Treacher, Dougill, King. Subs not used: Grimwood, Rose, Keeble, Roberts.
Holbeach will return to action on Saturday with a home tie against Bugbrooke St Michaels in the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League’s Knockout Cup.
Jonny Clay, Nick Jackson and Stacy Cartwright are back in the squad but Chris Ward is a fitness doubt and Ollie Gale has been ruled out with a broken nose.