Tommy Wright admitted the Corby Town players were “very disappointed” to miss out on Red Insure Cup glory.
The Steelmen drew 0-0 at Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division title rivals Poole Town last night (Tuesday) but lost out on the away goal rule following the 1-1 stalemate at Steel Park in the first leg two weeks earlier.
Steelmen boss Wright felt he and his team did “everything they could” to get the goal they needed.
But the fact his team lost out on silverware despite not actually losing a game was clearly tough to take.
“Either side could have nicked it 1-0 and I think that’s the way it was always going to be,” the Corby manager said.
“They had a couple of chances that they should have taken in the first half and then Herve (N’Goma) has hit the post with a header in the second half.
“And when that sort of thing happens with 10 minutes to go, you always get the feeling that it’s not going to be your night.
“We did everything we could to go and get a winner. We went 4-2-4 for the last 20 minutes but Poole have the best defensive record in the league and you can see why.
“But the positive spin that we put on it with the players after the game was that we weren’t beaten in two games against them.
“They were very disappointed that they have not been beaten in two games yet have come away with nothing.
“But it has shown that there is very little between us and Poole. We have played three games against them, won one in the league and drawn the other two.”
The Steelmen now hit the road for their final five matches of the league season as they aim to keep pace with Poole who are a point clear of Corby but have three games in hand.
Wright’s men, who have already confirmed a play-off place, travel to Bideford on Saturday before heading to Histon on Easter Monday (3pm).
Don’t miss a full preview of this weekend’s action in Thursday’s Corby Telegraph