WIMBORNE Town boss Tim Sills shared that pride was the overriding emotion from his side’s FA Cup exit at the hands of former team Torquay United.

Magpies fell to a 3-0 defeat in front of 1,852 fans at New Cuthbury on Saturday, but the scoreline did not tell the full story as Wimborne caused their higher-league opponents multiple problems throughout the contest.

However, the hosts were unable to take their chances, whilst the Gulls clinically took theirs through Brett McGavin, Jack Stobbs, and Tom Lapslie.

Despite being overwhelmingly proud of his charges for their efforts, Sills admitted there was a tinge of frustration that Magpies could not find a goal for their efforts.

Asked for his overriding emotion from the fixture, Sills told the Daily Echo: “It’s pride ultimately, in what my players have achieved (against Torquay), and what they've achieved so far this season.

“They deserve that opportunity (against Torquay).

“Also maybe a little bit of frustration, if we're honest with ourselves.

“Yes, we're not expected to win, but actually the way we played, the chances we created, on another day, it could have been very different.

“So I think that's the thing. That's the learning that we've got to do from it.”

Despite trailing 2-0 at the break, Wimborne created more chances than their National South counterparts in the second period, even after they were reduced to 10 men with 20 minutes remaining.

Harry Morgan had come off the bench as Magpies’ final sub, but had to make way moments after coming onto the pitch after a nasty collision with a Torquay player.

“I think that was the same last week (against Exmouth), when we're playing in searing heat for so long with 10 men.

“You want to be positive with your changes and that's why we did it fairly early.

“And then you just can't believe it. When Morgs (Harry Morgan) lasts about 25 seconds and comes off.

“I mean, it's about I think that's the second time in a row that has happened to him as well.

“So, really frustrating because I thought we were on top then.

“But even then we create two or three chances where we could score.

“And that's what I mean.

“That's why pride is the overriding emotion, because the boys have stayed on, even though some of them again, were a bit walking wounded by the end, just put in a mammoth effort.”

The bumper crowd set a new record for attendance at New Cuthbury, with average gates increasing over the past few seasons since Magpies moved to their new home.

“That's huge,” replied Sills when asked about the heightened attendance.

“Everyone was saying it's a great tie for me personally, but ultimately it's about the club and the fact that we get to showcase these facilities, that we get to showcase our team.

“People come along and hopefully enjoy their experience, even in defeat, will mean that they come back.

“This is the sort of atmosphere and attendance that we want to build towards on a regular basis.

“It's a fantastic showcase for the club and hopefully we've done enough to keep a few of them coming back.”