Lavs on Marske defeat

Interim manager Richard Lavery said he felt let down by some players as his Hinckley AFC side were knocked out of the FA Vase by Marske United.
AFC conceded early on but were still in the game until the 37th minute when Richard Munday was dubiously sent off, and Marske scored three times in five minutes to put the tie to bed.
And in their first game of the calendar year, Lavery said he was devastated by the display. He said: “I’ve been let down by five or six players today. That’s disappointed me.
“I feel sorry for the fans who have travelled all the way up here in good numbers, and I feel sorry for the lads who gave their all.
“The fans are obviously gutted and I’m devastated. Anyone who knows me as a person or a player knows I can’t put my name to something like that, so there will be changes.”
In particular, Munday’s sending off ensured Marske could ensure progress before half time and Lavery is backing the Seasiders to lift the trophy at Wembley in May.
“They’re a good side, but going down to ten men killed us. We conceded a bad first goal, but once the penalty went in and we were down to ten men it was just damage limitation.
“Until then we defended ok and at 1-0 we were still in the game. We didn’t have any chances but they weren’t breaking us down.
“They saw a lot of the ball, we expected that because they’re a good side and will probably go on and win the tournament. But once the second goal went in it was game over.”
And with cup-tied players available again for the league, Lavery said the team could look different for Tuesday’s home game with Atherstone Town.
“In a way, I’m glad this game is out of the way. We had no numbers, we had players cup tied and we were down to the bare bones. Chad came on second half and, at age 16, did a good job.
“But once we get the cup-tied players back on Tuesday we’ll make a lot of changes.”
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