Fairford Town boss Jody Bevan was pleased with the 3-0 win against Penn & Tylers Green but believes his side should have put the Supplementary Cup tie to bed by half-time.
A Ben Snook goal on 13 minutes set Fairford on their way to victory but it wasn’t until nine minutes from time until Bevan’s men secured the win.
Goals from Dan Bailey and Jon Thomas eventually sealed victory but Bevan would have preferred the game to have been settled earlier.
Ultimately though the result was the right reaction from the disappointing midweek quarter final defeat against Henbury.
“We definitely made hard work of it,” said Bevan. “I wanted a reaction from Tuesday and we played some good football but without that killer instinct in front of goal.
“Ideally, if all guns blazing, that game should have been out of sight by half time.
“It’s good, a win, a clean sheet and onto the next round whenever that may be.”
Fairford now face three weeks without a game, leaving Bevan frustrated as he targets a strong finish to the season.
“In the countdown now to the end of the season and wanting to see the season off well, it’s not ideal to go three weeks without a game,” said Bevan.
“You never start the season saying the number one outcome is to win the Supplementary Cup but we’ve just got to keep doing what we are doing, this season was all about improvement and we’ve done that 100 per cent. I’m now looking to next season and I want to improve again. I want this club to be challenging in the long term.”
Watch Jody Bevan’s post-match interview below.