ALTRINCHAM assistant boss Neil Sorvel rued missed chances as the Robins exited the FA Trophy after extra time in Tuesday’s night’s replay against Farsley Celtic.

ALty had earned a replay after a Jordan Hulme brace in a 2-2 draw in Yorkshire on Saturday.

But despite another Hulme strike on home soil, they lost 2-1 in extra time with Farsley going through to a home tie against National League side Barnet in Round Two after an energy-sapping tie at the J.Davidson Stadium.

Sorvel said: “We’ve had enough chances to have gone on and won that game by four or five goals but in the last few games we have been vulnerable from set-pieces and it was the same tonight with both goals conceded coming from corners.

“We need to get back to where we were just a few weeks ago when we received a lot of compliments from opponents on how well we had defended.

“It’s really disappointing as Barnet at home was an enticing tie in the last 32 of the Trophy.

“But good luck to Farsley who are a good side with three front players who always carry a threat.”

Nathan Cartman proved the Robins’ nemesis, heading in from close range after three minutes with a goal that was exactly the same as Brett Pitman’s late effort that produced FA Cup heartbreak at Fratton Park earlier this month.

Jordan Hulme raced on to a through ball from new loan signing from Preston North End, Ethan Walker, to equalise within 15 seconds of the start of the second half.

But despite dominating the game and creating a host of chances, the tie went into extra time and Cartman scored his second and what proved to be the winning goal from close range after 101 minutes to end Alty’s dream of reaching Wembley in May.

It is all about the National League North now with a busy schedule over the festive season, starting with the visit of Kidderminster Harriers on Saturday (3pm).