Martin Foyle was proud of his side after their 3-1 defeat to Aston Villa.
He told the media: “The lads were disappointed afterwards because they thought they could have got something out of the game.
“Villa were a bit nervous because of their crowd and we got to half-time being level which was our main objective after frustrating them.
“They scored at the right time and I thought the second goal had killed the game off but we then had a real go at them. They were on the back foot and we had three or four good chances.
“Sean Doherty had a couple of good opportunities and on another day they might have gone in but we played well and, like I said, felt we could have got something here.”