GARRY Haylock had no complaints about the penalty that condemned his Hayes & Yeading side to defeat at Crawley on Monday.
Skipper Matt Ruby tripped Michael Malcolm in the box and Danny Forrest converted the spot-kick for only goal of the game.
"It looked like a penalty and I would have been disappointed if it hadn't been given if it was the other way around," said the Hayes boss.
"You have to keep your concentration at this level. If you lose your concentration then you get punished."
The spot-kick had to be retaken after keeper Clarke Masters saved Simon Rusk's effort because a number of Hayes players encroached into the area before the ball was kicked. At the second time of asking Forrest stepped up to blast home.
While Haylock had no problems with the penalty being retaken, he did point out Crawley's Malcolm was also encroaching when Forrest scored.
"I asked the referee about it after the game and he said he didn't see it," said the Hayes boss. "You see it (encroaching) happen a lot and most referees wouldn't have ordered a retake."
Haylock felt the result was only down to the fact his side were part-time while the Red Devils are a full-time club.
"We gave a lot on Friday (against Oxford) and they (Crawley) did their jobs very well," said Haylock. "Saying that I cannot fault the application of my players, it has been excellent."