BOSS Tom Killick admitted his Poole side "didn't respond well" to playing with a man extra for 86 minutes as they were stung by a last-gasp equaliser in their FA Cup fourth qualifying round clash at Hayes & Yeading.

Dolphins were handed a big boost as early as the fourth minute when home defender Keano Robinson was shown a straight red card for tripping Harry Baker.

And Killick's charges looked set to book their spot in the first round proper of the FA Cup for the first time in 36 years thanks to a Jake Cope strike.

But after James Clark netted at the death, the two sides will have to replay at Black Gold Stadium on Tuesday.

Killick told the Daily Echo: “I feel sad really. I felt with the sending off early in the game, we didn’t respond very well mentally.

"It made us a bit frantic, like we had to win the game, trying to force things."

“We were almost thinking that we have to win the game immediately after you’ve got the numerical advantage.

“Everyone knows that you should be intelligent and use the ball well, and wait for your opportunity even if it comes late in the game.

“I felt in the first half we were a little bit clumsy, forced in our possession and we looked nervous.”

During the break, Cherries loanee Cope was drafted on in place of Ben Gleditsch in attempt to add some attacking impetus.

Killick’s switch helped Poole finally piece together attacking moves, eventually culminating in the late opener.

With 68 minutes on the clock, Josh Carmichael drifted out wide, flinging a pinpoint cross in for Cope – who deftly sent the ball goalwards with a cushioned volley.

Hayes’ 10 men rarely threatened and it looked like Dolphins had ended their long wait for a place in the first round, but in the fourth minute of added time the hosts ensured both teams would be in the draw.

Dolphins failed to properly clear a free-kick, eventually leading to the ball falling at the feet of Clark to fire home and drag the tie to a replay.

Killick said: “After the break we settled down, but when there’s such a big prize, people can say what they like – the players are going to be nervous.

“On the whole, we managed it fairly well. They barely had an opportunity. That being said, perhaps our shortcoming was not being incisive enough.

“Once we got the goal, they worked manfully. Approaching the final minutes, I thought we had done enough.

"I’m not blaming the referee, because he had a good game, but the free-kick that led to the goal wasn’t a free-kick.

“We just have to dust ourselves down, get ready for the replay and have another go at it.”

After the final whistle blew, a tetchy encounter boiled over as the two teams were involved in a fracas, but no punishment was issued.

Poole, alongside Hayes & Yeading, will be ball number 72 in Monday’s draw, which will be shown live on BBC2 at 7pm.

Dolphins: Cairney, Dickson, Leslie-Smith, Spetch, Whisken, Gleditsch (Cope, h-t), Carmichael, Moore, Baker (Dennett, 75), Brooks, Jackson (Bedford, 59).

Unused subs: Smeeton, Tavares, Phillips (g/k).