STEVE Wilkes blasted his Northwich Victoria side by saying they "rolled over and died" against Wythenshawe Town last night.

Vics were beaten 2-1 to crash out of the FA Vase at the second round stage, three days after they looked comfortable against the same opposition at Wincham Park.

Wythenshawe came back from 3-0 and 5-2 down to secure a 5-5 draw on Saturday before winning the replay to dump last season's semi-finalists out of the competition.

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"It’s very disappointing," Wilkes said.

"First and foremost, well done to Wythenshawe Town.

"When their players want it more than yours, it hurts a little bit but that’s what I thought happened in the second half

"I thought we were the better team in the first half. We created two or three really good chances and scored right on half time to get ourselves back in the game.

"It was the right result at half time and I thought we’d push on in the second half.

"We came out and we’ve rolled over and died. My teams don’t do that.

"It’s my job to try and sort it out. We’re tenth in the league – which isn’t good enough – and now we’re out of the FA Vase.

"It’s been coming – if you look back to Saturday when we were 3-0 and 5-2 up, we shouldn’t even be here tonight but we are and we didn’t roll our sleeves up."