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PUBLISHED: 08:00 22 August 2008 | UPDATED: 21:05 05 July 2010

Saturday was a huge disappointment for everyone involved with the club and one that we need to recover from quickly.

To be removed from the FA Cup at the first attempt is well below expectations and we can forget all of the clichés around concentrating on the league now as that would be a cop-out and would be miles away from the truth, as a run in this competition was a key target for the season.

Saturday was a huge disappointment for everyone involved with the club and one that we need to recover from quickly.

To be removed from the FA Cup at the first attempt is well below expectations and we can forget all of the clichés around concentrating on the league now as that would be a cop-out and would be miles away from the truth, as a run in this competition was a key target for the season.

The game itself at Wroxham was not for the football purist. It was riddled with stoppages, bookings and dismissals from an official that was totally out of his depth. That's not sour grapes, but a fact, as it was not officiating that cost us the game - it was ourselves.

We started so well and should have been 2-0 up after 10 minutes with an open goal from open play and an open goal from a corner.

We kept Wroxham at bay for long spells of the game and they looked nothing like the force they have been over the last two seasons and they were quite happy to slow the game down and spoil the play. However we were quite happy to let this happen. We had to respond to a major set back in the first half with the loss of Ian Dawson (groin strain) and Chris Henderson (ankle) in the space of five minutes which killed us as a threat, in this half, as we waited for half-time to re-group.

The second half was again not a great spectacle with the crowd getting their entertainment from the referee who continued to brandish cards.

This reached a climax when he dismissed Justin Fox after he stood up after being pushed by two Wroxham players who were also dismissed - definitely one for the appeal.

Before this debacle we had found ourselves a goal down as we conceded far too much space to Gary Gilmore who scored from a big deflection.

We tried hard to get back in the game but ran out of attacking ideas as Wroxham's nine against our ten defended in numbers and frustrated us.

So we need to move on quickly.

We know we have let ourselves down. However the irony remains that from the first three games we could so easily be sitting with three wins and underlines further the fine line between success and failure.

All of our games have been been away from home and been defeats by an odd goal. We know we have the potential to respond and we will be looking to do this at home to Haverhill this weekend.


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