ANTHONY JOHNSON says he is “disappointed” after York City came from behind to beat Salford 2-1 in the Emirates FA Cup Second Qualifying Round.
Liam Hogan gave The Ammies the lead just before half time following an uninspiring first half, which also saw Carl Piergianni hit the bar.
However Jon Parkin scored his 200th career goal, and followed up with his 201st, to send his side through to the Third Qualifying Round.
Nevertheless Johnson felt it was what his side’s performance deserved…
“Obviously I’m disappointed we’re not in the cup anymore,” he said.
“In therms of the game I thought it was quite a poor standard, from both sides.
“It was sloppy, and it wasn’t particularly free flowing, but on the whole they’ve probably deserved to win despite the fact we’ve hit the bar a couple of times.”
As well as Piergianni’s header, substitute Jack Redshaw hit the bar from an acute angle before Lois Maynard’s fierce drive in stoppage time rattled the top frame and dashed any hopes of a replay.
After a comprehensive win against Nuneaton on Tuesday though, Johnson admitted that’s how football can go:
“On Tuesday three went in in the space of, what, 15-20 minutes? That’s just the way it goes…
“I’m more disappointed with our approach to the game.
“Alright we went in 1-0 up at half time but as I said I thought the first half there wasn’t much in it, second half we seemed to just saunter through the game in first and second gear, and I’ve just asked the lads in the changing room if it hurt them as much as it hurt them after we got beat by Darlington in the first game of the season.
“I’m hoping to see a reaction in training on Monday.
It’s a one off game, it’s done, it’s dusted, the FA Cup’s over for another year, but we’re solely focused on the Gainsborough game next Saturday now.”