Matt Hocking has told his Boston Town squad to hold their heads high after their exit from the FA Vase.
The Poachers suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat at Gornal Athletic on Saturday.
An eighth-minute spill from keeper Doug Lindberg gifted the hosts the chance to tap-in from close range.
And that proved the difference as Josh Ford and Matt Barber both saw one-on-one chances saved.
“I’m extremely proud of the lads and how well they’ve played,” Hocking told The Standard.
“We did so well to get to the last 64 and on another day I thin k we would have won it.”