The Robins were beaten in the Emirates FA Cup first round qualifying by AFC Portchester on Saturday.

Bideford were knocked out of the FA Cup in the first round qualifying stage on Saturday.

The Robins were defeated by AFC Portchester at the Sports Ground on Saturday, losing 2-1.

Second half goals from Joe Noakes and Steve Ramsey put the Wessex Premier League side two to the good before Dan Western got one back for Bideford with 10 minutes left.

For Bideford manager Sean Joyce, it was a case of Bideford again failing to take their chances.

“It’s the same again really. It’s been the same all season, if we take a quarter of our chances , we would be winning comfortably - but we don’t,” he said.

“We’re creating them, and it’s not just the forwards, it’s collectively as a team.

“We go after chances, and then get caught as a result. It’s a bad habit we’re in at the moment.”

At the end of the first half it was much the same for Bideford - plenty of chances but nothing to show for them.

Sean Downing, Kevin Squire, Western, Sam Stephens and Matt Bye had all come close before half-time, but the tie reamained goalless.

Portchester took the lead three minutes into the second half, when Noakes raced behind the Bideford defence to slot the ball past Josh Colwill.

The Robins continued to have chances at the other end. Substitute Ian Sampson saw a shot blocked, while Downing had a shot saved.

In the race to get an equaliser, Portchester took advantage through Ramsey, who turned the ball in at the other end to make it 2-0.

Western struck from 25 yards to pull one back, but the Robins were unable to find the crucial equaliser.

Bideford are back in action in the Evo-Stik Southern League Division One South and West on Saturday.

They will make the 130 mile journey to Salisbury, to play a side who will be looking for their fourth consecutive league win.

Joyce will be without Bye and Western, while Andrew serves a suspension from his sending off against Barnstaple.

Despite having another depleted squad, the Bideford manager insisted there was no pressure on his team to get a result.

“They’re one of the teams to beat along with Hereford, they’ve got a big budget and far more players, but they’re there to be had,” Joyce said.

“I’m looking forward to it - there’s no pressure on us.”