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6 December 2015

Teddy Sheringham expressed his frustration after Boro were knocked out of the FA Cup by Yeovil, due to a late Ben Tozer goal that was enough to split the two sides.

The gaffer felt that his team deserved more from the game and struggled to come to terms with the exit from the competition.

“I don’t think the hard work is ever done at half-time, we were against the wind and played very well. We controlled the game very nicely in the first half, not quite as much in the second half but still quite dominant.

“It is hard to believe that I am coming out here saying that we lost the game because that is how dominant I felt we were.

“At least a draw would have been the least we deserved today so to get a killer blow late on in the game, to lose the game is a bit soul destroying really to go out of the FA Cup like that.

“If we controlled the ball a little bit better upfront we win the game I think but it is easy for me to say now.”

The opposition’s winner came with less than five minutes to go and although Yeovil were enjoying their best spell of the game prior to the goal, the gaffer felt as though the game was under control.

“They had a couple of little runs down the left hand side which their crowd got excited about but snuffed out quite easily by us and we were still quite comfortable.

“It didn’t feel like we were under any pressure at all and controlling the game so we are very disappointing to go out of the FA Cup.

“It is a big blow. We stated earlier in the week that it is a big thing for the club to have an FA Cup run and maybe get a big draw in the next round but it wasn’t to be this year.”

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