STEVE PARKIN bemoaned the devastating spell that cost Wrexham at least a replay against Harrogate Town.

The Reds exited the FA Cup after losing 2-1 in Saturday's first round tie at Wetherby Road.

Jordan Parkinson put Wrexham ahead in the 38th minute but the League Two side turned things around to progress in the famous competition.

Two goals in six minutes during the second half condemned Phil Parkinson's side to defeat, and it was tough to take for right-hand man Parkin.

"I am bitterly disappointed," said Parkin.

"We were in a good position in the game, with a little bit of calmness and a little bit of savvy or just being switched on for 5-10 minutes I felt we would have seen the game through.

"Even though they brought some quality substitutes on, I never really felt that we were in a position where we were going to concede two goals.

"It just shows how football is. Really small moments, really small bits of detail can catch you out and I am a bit disappointed with that."