MALVERN Town co-manager Stephen Cleal insists his side "need to learn" from their mistakes after they conceded another late winner in Tuesday night's FA Cup Extra-Preliminary round replay against Rugby Town. 

Having seen their 5-4 lead slip away with the final kick of the game in the original cup tie on Saturday, The Hillsiders were again dealt a late blow as David Kolodynski bundled the ball home to hand Rugby a 2-1 win in the replay. 

"It's disappointing when you concede a goal as late as we did, it hurts," he said.

"We did it Saturday and then we got them back here and did it again. I think we had spells where we dominated the game and so did they.

"But we can’t concede in the 90th minute two games in a row. It’s our own fault and we need to learn from it and be better."

And Malvern will have to learn quickly as the Southern League South Division One campaign kicks off on Saturday when they host Bideford AFC.

But there will remain some disappointment in Tuesday's FA Cup result, especially for Cleal, who believes Rugby should have had a man sent-off.

Goalkeeper Keiron Blackburn was clattered in the air when claiming a ball by striker Jordan Wilson, an incident that the officials spent a long time deliberating before a yellow card was shown.

There were two penalties awarded in the game, one for each side about 60 seconds apart, but it was the decision not to send Wilson off that angered Cleal. 

"How they didn’t end the game with 10 men I do not know," he added. "I thought both penalties were fair to be honest. I have no complaints with either of them but the tackle made on the keeper, if that is made in the middle of the park then it’s is a red card but for some reason, on the keeper, it isn’t.

"The referee has the right to make a decision but it is a bitter one to take. They took their time with it and obviously thought it was only worthy of a yellow.

"It is disappointing but we have to dust ourselves down and go again on Saturday.

"It’s going to be a historic occasion. They (Bideford) will be well drilled and well organised but we can't have any excuses come 5 pm on Saturday."