BIDEFORD boss Sean Joyce is already focusing on tomorrow night's home Devon St Luke's Challenge Cup tie at home to Plymouth Argyle.
Bideford – unbeaten and second in the Southern League Southern Premier – suffered their first competitive defeat of the season in Saturday's 2-1 FA Cup second qualifying round knock-out at Yate Town despite leading 1-0.
Joyce was first to admit: "We lack experience at times and that was plain to see on Saturday. But the only way you gain experience is by playing and learning when you lose.
"We were cruising in the first half, Owen Howe scored to put us ahead and we had plenty of other chances to have gone in at least 2-0 up by half-time and then we could have seen the game out in the second half. Instead of pressing for that second goal, we just took a backward step and Yate kept on grafting and grafting and got their due desserts.
"Every game, every half is different and that's what football is all about.
"I am disappointed we didn't see the game out at 1-1 and get them back to ours, and start all over again, instead of that we were naïve and that's cost us.
"I am disappointed but I would be more disappointed if I couldn't identify why it went wrong and I can. It's gone now and we move on.
"The test of any team, player or manager is the way you respond. We have Plymouth here in the Devon Cup on Tuesday night and Corby – who have just signed Lee Hendrie – in the League on Saturday."
Teenage striker Howe fired Bideford ahead on 28 minutes before Yate's in-form former Bristol Rovers winger Lewis Haldane, 28, took his tally to four goals in three games with a 66th-minute leveller. James Harmer scored Yate's 87th-minute winner.
Truro City were also knocked out of the cup, 3-2 at Brislington despite twice taking the lead against their Western League Premier Division hosts.
Cody Cooke – who opened the scoring with a 25 yard drive after ten minutes – and Neil Slateford put City 2-1 up in 23 minutes.
Brislington levelled in the 53rd minute through Danny Barwood before Mike Rimmer's 82nd minute winner.
Truro's third competitive defeat in a row will intensify manager Steve Massey's search for a new striker – or two – before Saturday's home League match against St Albans City.
Tiverton Town warmed up for tomorrow's Division One South and West home match against Mangotsfield United with a 1-0 win over Thatcham Town courtesy of Dan Smith's 71st-minute penalty.
John Clarkson's new-look side – who signed Weston-super-Mare keeper Lloyd Irish on loan before Saturday's win – are now seventh in the table.