Boss Tommy Williams has admitted Kingstonian may have to tighten their belts after Saturday’s shock FA Cup first qualifying round exit.

Ks were humiliated 4-1 at Ryman Division North VCD Athletic giving them their first competitive win of the new season at the time.

Defeat meant the Kingsmeadow outfit, who went into the game on the back of back-to-back league wins over Staines Town and Met Police, missed out on a minimum of £3,000 in prize money.

And Williams reckons that could come back to haunt his squad over the coming months.

“We know there will be consequences,” he said.

“We have not picked up the money we would have liked and we will have to deal with that moving forward.”

Williams labelled some of his side’s defending on Saturday as schoolboy, but has vowed his men will bounce back at table-topping Leiston tomorrow.

“I’m no different to any other manager in that if you don’t get the right result it hurts,” said the manager.

“The performance was nowhere near good enough and the players are aware of that.

“You get no second chances in the FA Cup if you don’t turn up and too many players did not turn up.”

“It has been a case of two steps forward and three steps back.”

He added: “Leiston are going to have to drop points at some stage, so why can’t it be us that beats them?”