Early cup exits 'desperately disappointing' for Wimborne
WIMBORNE Town manager Steve Cuss believes his side's early exit in two cup competitions is 'desperately disappointing' for the club.
After being dumped out of the FA Cup by Dorset rivals Hamworthy United last month, the Magpies' FA Trophy run came to an abrupt end against Marlow FC on Saturday.
Despite leading 2-0 at half time, some poor defending and two brilliant free kicks from Ben Gladwin condemned Wimborne to a 5-3 defeat.
The Magpies will miss out on a £4,425 bonus from their early cup exits – but Cuss is worried his side have also missed an opportunity to raise their profile.
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"You want to do well in them and put your club on the map" explained Cuss. "We've failed in that respect this season, so from that point of view it's desperately disappointing.
"Any of the non-league clubs that get a cup run get that financial backing. We've missed out on that as well – so it's a double disappointment all round."
Wimborne get another chance at cup success on Wednesday when they face Poole Town in the Red Insure Cup.
"It's a chance to get out there and play against top opposition" added Cuss.
"We've got a tough draw against Poole but if we show the kind of performance we gave against Guildford, then we know we can give them a good game."