City of Liverpool manager Paul McNally took positives from their Liverpool Senior Cup performance despite being on the losing side.
The Purps were eliminated in the Second Round of the competition after second-half goals from Ryan Brooke and Zack Clarke were the difference.
John McGrath’s free-kick brought the City of Liverpool back level after last season’s Northern Premier League West top goalscorer opened the scoring.
But they failed to make the man advantage count when Sean O’Mahony was sent off for Runcorn Linnets shortly after the restart.
“I wouldn’t say disappointed, I’d say we were full value to probably get a win or go through on penalties,” McNally told Off The Park.
“I didn’t think we were disappointing, it was a good team performance, it was just two individual errors that cost us.
“We have, we’ve just not took our chances and they have. They’ve been gifted them but I thought we were hard to beat, organised, I’m not saying they were bad but we made them look bad at times because how hard we worked.
“On the other side, I’ve got six lads out injured who would normally be in my squad so that was another positive that we done so well.”