YELTZ manager Paul Smith says he is 'disappointed' his giant-killing side were held to a 2-2 FA Trophy draw by National League side Maidenhead on Saturday - adding: "I felt we could have won it".

Halesowen came from behind twice against opponents three leagues above them in the non-league pyramid, thanks to goals from Robbie Bunn and Andy Parsons, and now face a replay at the full-time Berkshire club next Tuesday, after this week's replay was postponed after heavy rain.

A third round tie at former Football League side Halifax Town awaits the eventual winners and Smith said: "I felt we could have got the job finished on the day.

"People have been congratulating us on how well we did, but to be honest, I'm disappointed.

"We stuck to our game plan well, the team did a fantastic job, but we made two mistakes and got punished.

"If you make a mistake against a side at that level you're likely to pay for it, which is what we did.

"You would never have thought as a neutral that there were three divisions between the sides - it's a measure of how far we have come as a side that you can say that.

"I feel on another day we could have scored a couple more."

Smith is sweating on the fitness of Ahmed Ali (knee) ahead of this Saturday's league trip to Daventry, but has strengthened his firepower by bringing hotshot young striker Isia Marislia back from a loan spell at Sutton Coldfield, where he has banged in 16 goals in just 22 starts this season.

Smith added: "It's back to the bread and butter on Saturday now and we are well prepared for Daventry - it's a huge game for us."