Rotherham United manager Paul Warne believes his side lacked a cutting edge after losing on penalties, following a 1-1 draw in normal time against Salford City.
The Millers had the better of the chances in their Carabao Cup first round clash but found themselves behind inside the final 10 minutes.
Matt Crooks’ late equaliser forced penalties but it was the hosts who prevailed into the next round.
“I don’t think my goalkeeper had a save to make apart from the penalty but we still go out, so I’m disappointed with that,” Warne told www.themillers.co.uk.
“We had good pockets of play, we weren’t probably at our best and there’s no excuses for that, but I thought we did enough to win a football game.
“Their goalkeeper made some unbelievable saves, came for crosses, punched things away and kept us at bay really, so credit to them.
“It’s all about scoring goals and they scored a goal and we got one right at the death and on the merit of play we probably deserved to win.
“The lads never give up, they were hugely disappointed to go behind. In fairness to Salford they wanted to slow the game down, I don’t blame them for that but we peppered their goal.
“The lads did score and once it goes to penalties it’s just a lottery. I’m disappointed because we wanted to win but unfortunately we didn’t do that.”