Wells City boss Sam Andrews hopes to move up league table after FA Cup exit
Wells City manager Sam Andrews admitted that Brislington were deserving winners after the Blues crashed out of the FA Cup on Saturday.
With the lure of ITV cameras potentially watching the winners play in the next round, City were unable to upset the odds against their Toolstation Premier Division opponents.
Wells, who play in the division below, found themselves 2-0 down before an excellent Jason Loxton strike gave them hope but they could not force an equaliser.
Andrews was left frustrated that his side had not played to their full potential or stuck to their pre-match plan.
"If I am honest I would have to say that the scoreline flattered us a bit," he said.
"We played a 3-5-2 formation in the first half and it just didn't work. They were camped in our half for most of the time.
"In the second half we were a lot better and we were as good as they were.
"We collectively felt that we didn't play as well as we might have done but in the second half there was not much to choose between the sides.
"We both had game plans, but again Brislington stuck to their plan slightly better than we did. We also felt that we could have offered more as a team, we all felt we came up a little bit short.
"But Jason Loxton's goal was something special and there was a lot of good movement leading up to the goal."
The Wells manager is keen to redouble his side's efforts in the league following the cup exit and they responded well by winning 4-2 at home to Oldland Abbotonians on Tuesday night.
Loxton opened the scoring and, after the visitors equalised, two Mark Randall free- kicks and a Francis Rolli goal put City in control.
The man of the match award, sponsored by Norma Andrews, went to Harry Lewis.
Andrews believes that the team's FA Cup experiences will stand them in good stead and hopes to add to the squad in the near future.
"In some ways playing league matches and then cup matches can be a deterrent, so we can at least now concentrate on improving our league position," he said.
"We have shown we can be competitive and hopefully with a couple more signings coming our way in the near future, we then have the opportunity to concentrate on moving up the league with our games in hand."
Wells are without a match on Saturday but visit Portishead Town on Tuesday (7.30pm).