Worcester City chairman Dave Boddy was magnanimous in defeat -- despite losing out on a possible £500,000 cash jackpot.

Had City put 10-men Huddersfield Town to the sword at St George's Lane, the club would be heading to Stamford Bridge for a lucrative FA Cup third round draw at Premiership champions Chelsea.

Instead, the Terriers will pit their wits against Jose Mourinho's stars next month.

"Fair play to Huddersfield," said Boddy. "It's what you dream of when you enter the third round of the FA Cup. You want one of the big boys and probably away from home.

"They've got that and they will go and have an enjoyable day and make a fortune out of it. There's talk that they might make £500,000, so good luck to them.

"We've had our run, we've made our money and we've enjoyed it. This has been a great day for the club. The atmosphere was fantastic.

"We've made some decent money out of the competition and I think we put ourselves, Worcester City, in a good light.

"For us, we won the game before it had started. I'm just pleased that we did not disgrace ourselves.

"I know we have not done that and I'm just delighted for everybody at the club. We've taken a lot of plaudits. I think we handled the game well, I don't think there's been any problems.

"We are very pleased with the way it's gone."

When Town's Danny Schofield was shown the red card before the interval, Boddy was confident City would progress to the third round for the first time in 23 years.

Boddy added: "At 0-0 against 10 men in the second-half, you've got to fancy your chances.

"In fairness, it was a good goal to win the game and we just could not quite find the equaliser. We had lots of bits and pieces and half-chances, but nothing really clear-cut."

Despondent midfielder Nick Colley, whose parents are Chelsea supporters, summed up the feelings inside the City changing room.

Colley said: "Everybody is bitterly disappointed. It was a fantastic opportunity for us and we've worked incredibly hard.

"You would not have known who the professional side was in the first-half. In the second-half, when we stepped it up, their quality came through. They passed it around and ultimately got a goal. It was not a well-worked goal and we are disappointed with the way we conceded.

"They picked out Chelsea which is very disappointing. My dad's in the Caribbean at the moment, on a cruise ship watching the game, and I said to him before he left that I promised we would get Chelsea, so I've kept to half of it anyway. It's very disappointing.

"We did ever so well, but we just let ourselves down in the second-half and got punished for it."