Are we really playing your first team the Highfield Assistant Manager asked me. Yes, I replied as the Asst Mgr went back to the dug out with a big smile on his face.
It would be easy to rip into the boys after a poor performance but that would be unfair on Highfield Rangers and their team.
Highfield were brilliant on the night and fully deserved the win. Ellistown were beaten by the better team.
For me, what was key was the disappointment shown on the players faces as they walked off at half and full time.
I've seen Ellistown sides come off the pitch after losing shrugging shoulders and with a o well it does not matter attitude.
Not this side, you can see the disappointment from everyone connected with Ellistown.
Goals after 40 seconds, 35 mins and 67 mins won the game for Highfield.
For Ellistown, our attention now turn to Saturday's massive FA Vase game away to step 5 Highfield Rangers.
Poor 90 minutes but we believe in the team so go out on Saturday and make us even more prouder of you.