FA Cup exit gives Street manager Dan Badman nightmares
Street boss Dan Badman says he was left with nightmares after conceding a last-minute winner to Truro City in Saturday's FA Cup first qualifying round.
The Cobblers looked set to bring City back to the Tannery Ground for a replay after a tight match, only for the visitors to win it with a spectacular late goal.
But despite the defeat, Badman was pleased to see his side compete on an even footing with a team playing two division higher.
"I was stood behind the goal when the ball went in and I am still having nightmares about it now," he said.
"However, overall I could not have been more pleased with the performance of the lads.
"Truro showed what a good side they are early on and there was no way we could go gung-ho to try and match them, it could have been all over if we'd tried that tactic.
"We had a game plan and we stuck to it really well. As the game went on, we looked the more likely side to score.
"We competed comfortably and on that showing, it proves how good we can be. Jack Malone always had them on the back foot and defending desperately at times.
"Tom Clifford-Jones and Ben Amghar were awesome at the heart of our defence and throughout the game we kept our shape really well.
"It is a sickener to go out so late in the game – we would have liked to have brought Truro back to the Tannery in front of our own supporters – but we were beaten by a wonder goal and there was nothing anyone could do about it."
Street host Bovey Tracey in the FA Vase on Saturday (3pm) before visiting Sherborne Town in the league on Wednesday (7.30pm).