NORTHWICH Victoria’s players didn’t hide their disappointment following a penalty shoot-out defeat against Chertsey Town in yesterday’s FA Vase semi-final second leg at Alwyns Lane.

However they shared their pride, and thanked supporters too, after narrowly missing out on a Wembley date with Cray Valley PM in next month’s final.

Here’s how they reacted on social media after full-time:

Coaching staff

It is fitting that Steve Wilkes should have the first word

Here's what Steve Pickup, his number two, had to say

Those thoughts were echoed by first-team coach Scott Campbell


Captain Brad Cooke shares his appreciation

Goalkeeper Danny Taberner was one of Vics' best individual performers

Matty Clarke was moments away from playing at Wembley for his boyhood club

Brandon Barski was outstanding at the heart of Northwich's back-four

Joel Brownhill paid tribute to his teammates

Full-back Jack Fleming summed it up succintly

Harvey Whyte, a goal-scorer for Vics in the first leg, watched much of the second from the bench

And substitute goalkeeper Thomas Scott echoed his teammates' sentiments

The opposition

A word from Dave Anderson, Chertsey Town's manager

And Kevin Maclaren, the Curfews' captain

And, finally, the club's official account