FERRING Football Club manager Pete Matthews was quick to highlight his side’s progress, despite suffering cup final heartbreak on Tuesday night.
A solitary Damon Aston strike saw Roffey run out 1-0 winners and lift the County League Division 3 Cup at Ferring’s expense.
It capped a double disappointment for Ferring after they also finished runners-up in the league to champions Langney Wanderers.
But Matthews highlighted his side’s progress in what has been a successful season, and said: “We did not create enough and there was not enough quality in the final ball when we delivered into their box.
“They played to their strengths and closed us down and we could not just play our normal game.
“As far as the season is concerned, we have come a long way from where we started. It is unfortunate to end up runners-up twice, but it’s progress and that is what I have said to the lads. It’s hard to take, but we have come a long way from where we were and we are progressing.”