Town boss Ian Holloway was pleased with his side’s performance but disappointed with the competition rules.
Speaking on iFollow Mariners, the Town boss said: “t’s not a defeat, it’s an absolute lottery. I thought we played really well, I made some changes, I put one or two on, but I really should have been allowed to make more changes.
“Anybody with common sense, this was a pre-season match and then they moved this forward.
“I know what the competition rules normally are. It’s absolutely ridiculous if they’d have asked us, managers, we’d have been able to make a couple more changes.
“It’s bitterly disappointing, but when I look back at the new team I’ve managed to put together with a lot of my players out, to say I was quite pleased is an understatement.
“We let a bit of a silly goal in, and then we could have been 4-1 up at half-time. There was some wonderful stuff, some good performances, and then the lottery of the penalties kicked in. The longer it went, the more it looked like they’d been together than us.”
Watch the full interview on iFollow Mariners.