WESTFIELDS manager Phil Glover was left to rue a lack of 'killer instinct' in his side as they crashed out of the FA Vase on penalties.

A 30th minute Dan Stoneman goal had looked to have edged the tie for Fields.

However, in the 92nd minute Long Eaton replied before winning the resulting penalty shootout.


"Everybody is deflated in there," said Glover.

"I thought we played well in the first half, did really well and defended the long throw and the directness really well.

"It's gutting to conceded, it was really sloppy.

"We lacked that killer instinct in the second half really.

"It's a lottery when it comes to penalties and Steve (Sarkodie) has been very good in the previous rounds and Long Eaton have come out on top."

Winger Stoneman had looked to have won the tie for Fields with a goal worthy of winning any game.

However, with strikers King Baidoo and Richard Greaves both missing the visitors failed to kill off the tie.

"It was a very good goal but unfortunately we didn't create anything like that for the rest of the game," added Glover.

"It wasn't a very good game to watch and the ball was in the air more than it was on the floor.

"Credit to Long Eaton, they had a game plan which they stuck too and that in the end got them through.

"It didn't help that we lost striker King (Baidoo) in the week who has done his quad, his pace would have made a big difference and Richard Greaves was suspended.

"That was the attacking threat which we didn't have and have relied on really for the last couple of seasons."

Despite Long Eaton throwing everything it looked as through Fields were going to hang on.

However, Glover was left to rue a moment of hesitancy which allowed Cameron Campbell to run through on goal and tuck the ball under goalkeeper Steve Sarkodie.

"I thought we defended really well, it was just that one ball that has gone in there," Glover added.

"Whether Steve (Sarkodie) should have come out, it's all ifs, buts and maybes.

"It was a sloppy goal to concede so late which is really hard to take."

Westfields now have an anxious wait to see if they will be one of the sides granted promotion through the restructuring.

Glover who has now had two curtailed seasons in charge says he has created 'more of a men's team'.

"We have got a really good squad there, we will always add and there will always be lads moving on," he added.

"The last couple of seasons we've created more of a men's team with more leaders in there.

"That's what we will look to build on with a few more of those. And go again next season."