Josh Staunton has told his Yeovil Town team-mates they have to look at themselves after conceding an injury-time equaliser against local rivals W*ymouth.

The Glovers’ skipper said the team had “not been good enough” in recent matches and had missed an opportunity to put things right and book their place in the FA Cup first round proper on Saturday.

The 93rd minute strike from Tom Bearwish saw the fourth qualifying round finish in a 1-1 draw at Huish Park.

Speaking to BBC Somerset’s Sheridan Robins, he said: “Second half we have to look at ourselves as a group of men and ask why we went away from something that was working in the first half.

“We are disappointed to concede after holding on for so long, but we should never have given the a chance.

“There is no hiding place for us at the moment, the last four or five games has not been good enough and today was a chance to put it right and we didn’t do it.”

Yeovil Town captain Josh Staunton.
Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz.

The 26-year-old, who played in the heart of defence alongside Max Hunt, said failing to add to their one-goal advantage in the second half was the major factor behind not winning the game.

Staunton refused to make excuses for the late equaliser saying to blame it on a lapse in concentration was “a cop out.

He said: “We have to take ownership, those pivotal moments are fine margins.

“I put it down to going in to our shells at the wrong times, we have to get in to a mentality where someone is going to come and win that ball.

The skipper said his team-mates now have to go in to the replay at the Bob Lucas Stadium, which is expected to be played on Tuesday night, and be prepared to go at W*ymouth.

He said: “We have to go there and put our foot down and show to them we are Yeovil and we are going to do what we do.

“The dressing room is hurting and sometimes from moments like that groups shine and we have to make sure we go in the right direction.

“The replay is the perfect opportunity to show and put three or four past them and show them that they go lucky here today.

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