Ling slams lacklustre Gulls

Saturday 3rd November 2012 21:50

Ling: Very disappointed

Ling: Very disappointed

Martin Ling admitted his Torquay side were not good enough as they were dumped out of the FA Cup with a 1-0 loss to Harrogate.

Martin Ling admitted his Torquay side were not good enough as they were dumped out of the FA Cup with a 1-0 defeat to Harrogate.

Chib Chilaka fired in off both posts in the 20th minute, and then the Blue Square Bet North underdogs hung on to reach the second round for the first time in their history - and take Torquay's unbeaten home record in the process.

Torquay will be haunted by a stack of missed chances.

The biggest culprits were Billy Bodin and substitute Niall Thompson who both shot over the bar from close range before and after half-time.

Ling said: "It's very disappointing, especially the manner in which it happened.

"We missed some gilt-edged chances - two open goals really by Billy Bodin and Niall Thompson.

"But it's not just down to that - it was nowhere near good enough from our side. We didn't pass the ball like we can."