Disappointing Defeat Sees Cup Exit
Boss looking for immediate improvement following lacklustre display...
Market Drayton Exited the FA Trophy is disappointing fashion following a 2-1 defeat to Hucknall Town.
Starting brightly following the disappointing FA Cup exit in midweek, the visitors almost took an immediate lead as Craig Ryan clipped the outside of the post and then headed against the bar. Delroy Fox also went close before Dorryl Proffitt continued his scoring form with a goal in the 35th minute to send Town in 1-0 up at half-time.
The second half proved a different story however as a rejuvenated Hucknall took control of the game and levelled on the hour mark through Julian Topliss, shooting across Damien Stevens in the Drayton goal.
Pushing for a winner, Hucknall found success a mere 11 minutes away as Topliss latched onto a through ball to poke home what proved to be the winner and a costly defeat for Drayton, who have now lost out on potential prize money of over £5000 in the space of four days.
Jimmy Mullen criticised his teams lack of desire and fight after the game and has stressed that improvements must be seen if they are to make a success of their league campaign following disappointing exits from their two biggest cup competitions. The visit of Lincoln, currently propping up the division, will be where he hopes to see the start of these changes.