Gilbert blames lack of concentration for Cup exit
Darren Gilbert blamed a lack of concentration for Bodmin Town’s exit from the FA Cup following a 3-2 preliminary round defeat at Wells City.
Bodmin had taken an 11th minute lead through Sam Matthews but were trailing by half-time as Wells scored twice in five minutes just before the break through Tom Manning and Jamie Howson.
Glynn Hobbs equalised six minutes into the second half from the penalty spot but Wells secured a place in the next round against Brislington with a Mark Randall winner five minutes from time.
Gilbert said: “We started really well, took the game to them and went 1-0 up and I thought we looked comfortable.
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“Then we got involved with the officials, lost our concentration and conceded two sloppy goals in five minutes.
“I don’t know why we were arguing with the officials, we just lost our focus, and I told them that at half-time.
“When we made it 2-2 I thought only one team would win it but again we let in a poor goal and there was little time to come back from that.
“Wells are not a great side, so I am very disappointed to have gone out of the FA Cup to them. We’ve let ourselves down.”
Interest in the Cup from Cornwall’s Carlsberg South West Peninsula League clubs ended as St Blazey crashed 4-0 at Brislington.
The Green & Blacks left themselves an impossible task after conceding four goals in the first half.
The only Peninsula League team to survive were Plymouth Parkway, who beat Ilfracombe Town 4-1 at Bolitho Park.