Addressing the club’s Nathaniel MG Cup elimination for a breach of a rule regarding substitutes, manager Steve Evans said:

“I’m the one accountable  for it, I made the decision. I’ve met with the players and apologised to the players.

“The effort they put in and the performance was first class as always.

“I’d also like to apologise to the Seagulls fans  who turned out and who were fantastic again. They deserved better.

“It’s a mistake I’ve made – I’ll learn from it. We own it and accept and we move on.”