Horsham went out of the FA Cup with pride intact and fans showing their colours.

But boss Dom di Paola was disappointed they allowed the first-round replay at home to Barnsley to slip out of their grasp so soon.

All the scosing in Hornets’ 3-0 defeat came in the first half-hour.

Nicky Cadden and John McAtee scored inside ten minutes as crosses were not dealt with.

McAtee lobbed the third on 27 minutes.

Horsham were much more of a threat in the second half and gave their supporters in a 3,000 sell-out plenty to enjoy, albeit without the goal they would have loved.

Di Paola said: “I’m gutted really. I think the first ten minutes just killed us to be honest.

“We just didn’t come out well and they came out very sharp.

“You’ve got a mountain to climb. I’m just disappointed because I thought we played quite well.

“But I thought the boys were excellent. They gave everything they could.”