Right-back Rhys Evans admitted Blyth Spartans did not give the travelling fans the performance they deserved.
Supporters from Blyth, Cannock and elsewhere formed an excellent away end at the Keys Park as Lee Clark’s side slipped to a 4-2 defeat to Hednesford Town.
Callum Roberts’ double wasn’t enough for Blyth as a Kieran Morris’ brace, plus goals from Reece King and Danny Glover inflicted an FA Cup exit at the Third Round Qualifying stage.
“I think all the lads will agree it wasn’t good enough,” said Evans.
“Cal has pulled us out of the gutter to equalise twice but we just sat off and invited pressure.
“It was three set pieces – that’s extra frustrating given it is something we have been trying to work on since the start of the season.
“We all know it is not good enough – every single one of us. It needs sorting out – it’s really poor.
“The past three games we have been excellent. We go back to Curzon next week.
“It’s a chance to put today right and kick on the league.”
On the visiting supporters, Evans added: “We haven’t given the fans enough to shout about, who were excellent today, by the way.
“The fans have come down brilliantly in their numbers and we didn’t give them the performance they deserved.”