CHORLEY FC boss Matt Jansen was ‘massively disappointed’ as their FA Cup journey is over for another year after losing 1-0 to Spennymoor Town.

The Magpies were on their travels again, this time to County Durham but they could not get their hands on the £7,500 winners money as they struggled to see off the 10-men Evo-Stik Premier Division outfit.

Glen Taylor’s goal after the hour-mark proved to be the difference between the two sides but manager Jansen was frustrated by his side’s display.

He said: “I don’t mind losing a game if we were at it.

“We got beat of Darlington away and we were fantastic that night and should have got more out of that game but today we were very poor first half.

“In the second half we were a lot better when they went down to 10 men and the goal was disappointing.

“”I am disappointed that we did not put in a performance like we have done all season.

“A few players probably have not done themselves justice.”

One of the major talking points during the game was Spennymoor being reduced to 10 men but Jansen insists he understood the situation.

He said: “It is the double jeopardy rule, if it was inside the box and he was the last man then it is yellow card and a penalty.

“But (if the player is) outside it is red card and a free kick.

“The referee has applied the letter of law, I think, and some people may think it is harsh and if it was against us then it would probably would have been harsh but you can understand why it was given.”

Chorley will return to action on Saturday when they face Harrogate Town in the Vanarama Conference North and Jansen is expecting a response from the players.

He said: “We had chances but the disappointing thing was that the desire to get on the end of things and anticipation of second balls.

“We were more reactive rather than pro-active and were not on the front foot.

“We got balls into the box and we were the better side in the second half but they had 10 men and we did not make that count.

“We were a bit lacklustre. You get results like this and we have got to bounce back.”

Earlier in the week, there was cup joy for the Victory Park men as they booked their place in the second round of the Lancashire Trophy after defeating Prestwich Heys.

First half goals by Sefton Gonzales and Marcus Carver saw the visitors enjoy a comfortable 2-0 lead at the break.

Prestwich tried to break down the Chorley defence but the Magpies exploited gaps in the last five minutes with Jack Lynch and Andy Teague getting on the scoresheet while Carver took his tally to two for the night.