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Posted Thu 16 Oct 14 at 15:24 PM

Aldershot 2
Scott 13, 54
United 0

UNITED have exited the FA Cup after a 2-0 defeat at Aldershot Town in the fourth qualifying round on Saturday afternoon.

Josh Scott scored both the goals for a home side who arguably could have scored more, had it not been for a fine debut between the Yellow sticks from goalkeeper Jordan Seabright.

Having said that, Ryan Bowman did have a big chance to open the scoring for United but fired wide with a volley, and Scott exacted the ultimate punish with a close-range strike moments later.

Scott scored again from a rebound early in the second-half and despite a lot of huffing and puffing, the Gulls can have no real complaints about the final outcome.

"To say I'm not happy is an understatement,” said manager Chris Hargreaves. “If I could afford it, I would give all of the fans their money back.

"I thank them for their support, it was fantastic. We have one of the best away support in the country. It is fantastic. I want to give them so much back, as much as they gave me as a player and a manager. I

can only apologise because that performance does not reflect me as a player or a manager. But it's my team, my name is above the door.

"I have to believe that this group can turn it around. I can only say to the fans that turn up today that at half-seven on Monday morning, I'll be in the office trying to work out a team to beat Kidderminster. That is all I can do because today I cannot get back.

"I thought we created some good chances. When I calm down and watch the DVD, I'll see that we probably had more chances again.

"We're being punished. We're not being ruthless in front of goal.

"Jordan Seabright was excellent. His maturity levels are high for a young lad. His distribution was good, he made some good saves and he was calm. He did everything that was asked of him. For someone so young he has a bright future

"There are lots of young lads out there (in the team). It would be very easy for me to criticize, I'm not the one that steps over the white line but I want so much for them. When you don't get what you know they can do it is so disappointing. It is back to the drawing board for this group of young players."

United (4-4-2): 23 Jordan Seabright; 2 Dale Tonge, 21 Angus MacDonald, 4 Aaron Downes, 3 Tom Cruise; 10 Toby Ajala (12 Jordan Chapell 79), 16 Courtney Richards, 22 Josh Wakefield, 7 Louis Briscoe (11 Courtney Cameron 60); 9 Ryan Bowman, 24 Duane Ofori-Acheampong (14 Ashley Yeoman 60). Substitutes (not used): 1 Martin Rice, 5 Krystian Pearce, 6 Ben Harding, 19 Sam Chaney.

Booked: Tonge, Bowman, Ofori-Acheampong

Referee: Wayne Barratt

Attendance: 1,690

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