POOLE Town remain in the FA Cup after a 1-1 draw with National South Chippenham Town – but the Dolphins should have secured their place in the next round after controlling large portions of the tie.

Dolphins made their early dominance count when Luke Burbidge stabbed home a spilt shot from Will Henry in the Chippenham goal, but Poole could not double their advantage before tiring in the second half.

Midway through the second period Alex Bray punished Poole for failing to clear their lines, forcing the two sides to a replay on Tuesday night.

Speaking to the Daily Echo, Killick stated: “I thought in the first half we had the better of it, certainly the first half hour. We’re probably a little bit frustrated that we didn’t get a second goal.

“In the second half, I felt physically we dipped a bit, and (Chippenham) got better. I felt they were the better side in the second half.

“We were hanging on a little bit at times – I just feel we just looked tired. They didn’t have a midweek game on Tuesday, but we did – it makes quite a lot of difference at this level.

“They’ve had a week to recover, whilst we’ve had a big, big game on Tuesday. We put a lot into that game, and we had to go again today, and I just felt with the conditions so hot, in the second half we ran out of steam a little bit.”

Despite wilting slightly in the second period, Dolphins still had chances for a second, with Dan Bartlett fluffing his lines one-on-one with Henry.

Substitute Will Fletcher almost bundled the ball over in a goal-line scramble, but chances were at a premium in a sluggish second half.

“We couldn’t really get any control of the game,” Killick continued.

"Even then, we certainly had one of the best chances when it was still 1-0. If we score that, it’s 2-0 and we probably win the game.

“It’s always going to be fine margins when you’re playing a better side, and we certainly can’t complain about the result as they were better in the second half.

“I think we can take confidence from our performance to the point that we don’t by any means, feel like we are out of the tie just because we have conceded home advantage."