Carshalton Athletic manager Peter Adeniyi was in reflective mood after his side threw away a 2-0 lead and crashed out of the FA Cup.

Having drawn 3-3 at Worthing in the first qualifying round on Saturday, the Robins were beaten 6-2 at Colston Avenue on Monday night.

Their cause was not helped when Jahmal King was sent off in the second half with the scores at 3-2.

But Adeniyi believes the spirit shown by his squad for the majority of the two games against higher league opposition will stand them in good stead in their Ryman Division South campaign - which continues on Saturday when Guernsey come to town (kick off 1pm).

“The boys have been fantastic so far this season and we more than competed across the two cup games against Worthing over the past week,” said Adeniyi.

“Most of their goals on Monday came through individual errors by us and perhaps that’s the difference between two clubs in different leagues but, if we keep performing like we have been throughout August, then I’ve got no worries about us doing well in the league this season.”

Brendan Murphy-McVey and Ricky Korboa put Carshalton into a commanding position on Monday, but a goal conceded just before half-time gave the visitors a lifeline.

The first 15 minutes of a madcap second-half saw Worthing both level and take the lead in between King picking up his two bookings, and they utilised the extra man to further punish the Robins three more times late on.

“If we went into the break 2-0 up then perhaps we’d of gone on to see the game out,” said Adeniyi.

“But that first goal galvanised them and we needed to be more solid during that opening period after half-time.”

He added: “I have no concerns we won’t be focused for the Guernsey game.

“The league is our main priority and the boys will want to continue their good form.”