DEJECTED Weymouth boss Brian Stock admitted the Terras were knocked out of the FA Cup in the “most cruel way” by rivals Yeovil Town.

In a pulsating fourth qualifying round replay, Weymouth forced extra time when Josh McQuoid cancelled out Matt Worthington’s opener.

Grant Smith made a superlative save from Brandon Goodship in the 119th minute but there was electric late drama.

Josef Yarney was harshly penalised for handball while prostrate on the ground but his blushes were spared by a magnificent full-stretch save from Ross Fitzsimons to deny Joe Quigley.

His stop meant penalties were called for but Weymouth missed four times – the final dagger to their FA Cup dreams coming when Goodship hoisted over.

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Yeovil will visit Dover or Yate in the first round proper.

Weymouth’s wait for a main draw appearance endures into a 15th season – and Stock cut a saddened figure post-match.

He said: “Everyone’s disappointed, we’re out of the competition. Man for man, throughout the whole of the squad, we gave absolutely everything.

“We’ve come close to winning the game in extra-time and Ross made a great save at the end.

“I felt we dominated large parts of the game and when it comes to penalties it’s always a bit of a lottery.

“We’ve lost together as a team and we need to make sure we stay together. The most important thing is to focus on Saturday.

“It’s disappointing we’ve not beaten Yeovil but we need to make sure we’re nice and confident going into the weekend.”

Weymouth actually missed five penalties – one being retaken for encroachment.

Reflecting on a poor spot-kick performance, Stock said: “When it came to the penalties, yeah, our penalties were poor.

“We’ve got to back the boys for taking a penalty in the first place.

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“Josh will be disappointed, it’s an important penalty the first one.

“When it comes to those situations, the most important thing is to hit the target and make the keeper save it.

“That’s probably one thing, if we were going to have a lesson out of this, that would probably be it.

“The courage for players to go and take penalties in itself deserves my support.

“It was important (Yeovil) won the coin toss to take penalties at the other end, that had a part to play.

“We can walk out with our head held high.

“It wasn’t to be and if there is a way to go out, penalties would be the most cruel way.”

Weymouth wasted two excellent chances with Ben Thomson hesitating to shoot at vital moments, before Smith's sterling save in extra-time.

Stock added: “In normal time I felt we’d done enough to win the game.

“We went at Yeovil with a real good energy second half and in extra-time some of the players were almost on their knees, but they dug deep.

“As a manager, that’s all I could ask for. It’s a great cup competition. We’ve seen the highs in the first leg and then we’ve seen the lows.”