TUFC manage Gary Johnson showed his disappointment in his team’s performance after watching them go out of the Emirates FA Cup to Woking at Plainmoor.
A penalty from Max Kretzschmar was enough to seal a 1-0 win for the Cards.
“It’s very, very disappointing that we lost the game,” said Johnson in his post-match press call. “We’re trying very hard to get the club going again but we didn’t take our opportunities and they took one of the couple they had. Once a team goes 1-0 up here, whatever way it happens, it has happened every time that they then waste a lot of time.
“The boys are disappointed because we’re out of the [FA] Cup, what else can you say? I’m gutted because I didn’t want to lose a game. We’ve got Tuesday [Vs St Albans] and hopefully we haven’t lost too many of our supporters because at the moment we haven’t really given them a really good game at home yet. We’ve had a couple of good halves, and an FA Cup game against a lower league team. We need to do more and the boys need to show a lot more. I think they’ve got it, but they certainly didn’t show it today. Only one or two people looked like they had the ability to go and win the game. I’ve got to find the other players’ ability so that they can at least contribute to the game. I don’t think enough people contributed to the game today.
Johnson showed disappointment that an attack launched in the second half that led to Saikou Janneh was taken down inside the penalty box was pulled back by the referee for an earlier foul on Kalvin Lumbombo-Kalala.
“I’m mainly gutted that we’ve been beat. I really feel down; I really feel disappointed but I’ll be back on Monday and hopefully I’ll try and get the best out of the boys They’ve not shown it today – there were too many balls that went astray. It went ridiculous how many passes that we didn’t keep and when we did get the opportunities we didn’t take them today. We’ve got to try and get a side that can beat the top sides. We’ve got to have people that are above the other teams that are up there.
“We’ve got a test against St Albans and they’re up there. We seem to not be as effective against the top teams and I’ve got to find the formula or the players to do that.”
Johnson was delighted with the two thousand plus fans that supported United on the day.
“We don’t want them giving up on us just yet because that was a fantastic gate considering everyone had to pay. Trust me a little bit longer and I’ll get them what they want.”