Gainsborough Trinity boss Steve Housham praised the nine players who helped keep it respectable after his nine man side were beaten 4-0 at North Ferriby United.
Nathan Jarman and Stephen Brogan were sent off in separate incidents only a minute apart as the Villagers swept aside Trinity.
The Blues were already three down at this point but did maintained some dignity by only conceding once in the remaining time.
A disappointed Housham said: “There’s no excuses is there? I thought Jarman’s was a bit harsh to be fair but Brogan’s is an embarrassment to himself and the club.”
“He has put his hands up and apologised but to lose his rag straight after a red card, he’s let himself down.”
“Credit to the nine, they’ve kept on working but the game was lost in the first half with the two goals. Second one was a free header from the corner.
“We saw it from the sideline, we give them jobs to do. Write all the numbers down and there is one spare.
“There shouldn’t be but there are two marking one. It was a free header and it killed the game but fair play to Ferriby they’ve took advantage of it and gave us a good hiding.”
“I thought we had a great chance to get back in the game when Ant Wilson went through just after they scored the first. We won the battles last week and they won them this week and ran out convincing winners.”
“Our fans were brilliant today and sang their hearts out. On behalf of the players I will apologise for that, especially first half. Away from home it’s not really happening for us so that’s something we are going to have to address and we have to pick ourselves up next week for Fylde.”