Steve Cuss: Early cup exits 'bitterly disappointing for Wimborne Town
WIMBORNE Town manager believes his side’s early exit in two cup competitions is ‘bitterly disappointing’ but urged the Magpies to pick themselves up quickly.
After being dumped out of the FA Cup by Dorset rivals Hamworthy United earlier this month, the Magpies’ FA Trophy run came to an abrupt end against Marlow FC.
Despite leading 2-1 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.”
The Magpies have not won at Cuthbury since 24th August when a hat-trick from Mark Gamble helped seal a 6-0 win.
Wimborne’s performances at home haven’t worried Cuss – but the Magpies have struggled to secure three points.
“I think we would have liked to have done better in the two cup competitions at home” added Cuss.
“I’ve been generally pleased with our performances at home and I think the games that we have drawn – we’ve probably been the better side.
“The performances haven’t been a concern – we just haven’t seen it over the finishing line.”