DAVE Webb believes his side did enough to beat Fleet ‘nine times out of 10’, such was the dominance of their display in the two teams’ FA Trophy tie.
The Webb’s Wood Stadium side took the lead through a Chris Taylor penalty, only to go down to two late goals as Fleet progressed through the extra preliminary round encounter with a 2-1 win.
Marine dominated much of the first half and had plenty of chances in the second, without adding to Taylor’s goal, which left manager Webb frustrated.
“I don’t think I’ve ever been involved in anything like that before, not even as a player,” he told Link Sport.
“You can’t dominate a game like that for 35 minutes, playing some of the best football we’ve played and creating so many chances, and not score.
“We absolutely murdered them for 35 minutes but didn’t score, which must have given them confidence, but then we did score and got ourselves in front.
“From there we just transpired to give two awful goals away. I can’t put into words how it feels because we capitulated.
“At 1-0, with the players we had on the pitch, we should have enough savvy to see a game out but we didn’t. At the moment we seem to be off the pace in the last 20 minutes, it’s not fitness, it’s psychological.
“We’re not killing off games and at any level, if you let teams stay in games, you can still lose it. If we played that games 10 times we would probably win nine, but today we lost to a team we should be beating in a very important game for the football club.
“The players should be dealing with it and we haven’t, players have to take responsibility.”