BARRY Rake has admitted that he can have no complaints after Holyport suffered a 2-1 defeat away at Cookham Dean in the Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy on Saturday.

Scott Jackson gave Cookham the lead in the first round tie, before an unfortunate Paul Reed own goal allowed Port a route back at the Alfred Major Recreation Ground.

That was until substitute Christian Heyward scored with his first touch of the ball with less than 10 minutes to send the Thames Valley League club into round two.

Speaking to the Observer, Holyport manager Rake conceded: “We didn’t play very well and Cookham deserved to win the game. A few of our players didn’t play as well as they can so it was just an off day I hope.

“Cookham had the better of the first half and came on strong again towards the end of the match. There are no complaints from my end.

“On paper you would have thought we would win the game, but matches are not won on paper and we’ve got to bounce back.”

Holyport turn their attention toward the FA Vase and a second qualifying round tie at Broadfields United this Saturday (3pm).

Rake commented: "I don't know much about them but they play at the same level as us, so it's a trip into the unknown.

"It is a big game and though they play at the same level it's a match we're definitely looking to win.

"We've one or two injuries which doesn't help but we will just look to crack on in a game we will definitely try to win."

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