Whitby Town exited the Buildbase FA Trophy at the Second Qualifying Round stage on Saturday afternoon.

The result was disappointing for management, players, and supporters of Whitby Town with such value placed on the competition.

Another negative to come out of the game was an injury to defender, Jassem Sukar, who will now have to be assessed.

“We don’t know the extent of the injury at the moment,” Chris Hardy revealed.

“Even Jassem himself can’t identify where the discomfort is coming from so he’ll be given 24 hours before we get him looked at.

“Hopefully it’s nothing too serious as Jass has been a massive part of what we’ve been doing so it would be a hammer blow if we lose him for a long amount of time.”

It seemed that during the first half, the Seasiders struggled to get into any sort of rhythm which eventually resulted in Peterborough Sports taking the lead at Lincoln Road.

During the second half, the Blues’ manager believes that Whitby managed to get themselves into the game but this would still not be enough as the hosts doubled their lead.

“We didn’t seem to make good decisions so we couldn’t build any momentum,” Hardy stated.

“I thought we showed more fight and made a greater fist of the game. We probed and asked questions but we didn’t create too many clear-cut opportunities.

“There was a little bit more intent in the way we were trying to go about things in the second 45. When we’re chasing the game it leaves us more open at the back.”

Whitby’s management felt that the game wasn’t particularly full of chances for either side, but Chris Hardy feels that the Blues could have done more with their opportunities.

On balance, Peterborough Sports perhaps deserved the victory but in a game of fine margins taking chances is key and Hardy was left somewhat frustrated by this.

“We created about three good opportunities,” said Hardy.

“We haven’t done particularly well in any of those given opportunities but I don’t think that the game was full of many opportunities.

“Shane (Bland) maybe had a few more saves to make than his opposite number but as I’ve said it wasn’t a game full of chances.”