South Hobart coach Ken Morton has rued silly mistakes after their heartbreaking penalty shoot-out loss to Tuggeranong United in Tuesday night's Westfield FFA Cup.
Morton was devastated to bow out of the Cup, the 2013 Victory League Coach of the Year ruing missed opportunities, silly mistakes and suspensions.
"I thought we could hang on but we gave away a lot of silly throw-ins which were a major weapon for them, the boy put balls deep into the penalty box and that caused us massive problems, other than that we were quite comfortably generally.
"Very disappointed but when it gets down to a penalty shootout, you know you have done well to stick at it that long and then it is up to the people that are strong and can put the penalties away," he said.
"But disappointed because first half, I thought we had enough of the ball to have done better with it on the night but we didn't and Tuggeranong took their chances.”
A penalty shoot-out favoured the visitors with South Hobart missing first choice keeper Kane Pierce.
Morton was quick to applaud his back-up keeper's efforts but admitted his suspended first choice gloveman was missed on the night.
"Kane (Pierce) is a quality goalkeeper and I think if he had been in the goal the team would get a lot more confidence and he certainly is a good penalty stopper as well," he said.
"But you know ‘Moncy’ (Mark Moncur) was superb, he pulled off a couple of great saves and he has been terrific for us," he added.
South Hobart's focus now shifts back to the Victory League as they strive to take out back to back Victory League titles and qualify for this year's National Premier League Finals Series.