Hendon manager Gary McCann could not hide his disappointment with the performance, result and early season situation when speaking after the defeat at AFC Sudbury. He said, "I am hugely disappointed to go out of the FA Cup in this way.
"We didn't have enough defensively to deserve to win the game. We left ourselves with a mountain to climb and we had to overcome huge adversity during the match.
"That said, we had enough chances to get back into the game. We didn't take them and paid the penalty.
"On the back of last year's success my management team and I are not prepared to accept mediocrity and we are trying to build on that success, but we have to build a new team, because the heart and soul of the squad are missing at the moment.
"We are trying to do things the right way, but things have not gone the way we hoped, and some of criticism has hurt me personally.
"We have not got the balance quite right between being competitive and overly aggressive - and some of the red cards have been justified, unacceptable and avoidable. We are taking action and we are re-evaluating the squad with 11 games played and already five defeats suffered.
"I am determined to get things right and to play the game in the way that I believe is right."