SAMMY Moore believes there were plenty of positives to take from Concord Rangers’ Essex Senior Cup defeat to Billericay Town.

Although Liam Nash cancelled out Jake Robinson’s opener on the stroke of half-time, Adam Coombes netted the winner to allow Billericay to seal a 2-1 win at the AGP Arena.

And although the Beach Boys exited the competition at the third round stage, Moore felt there were encouraging signs for the visitors.

The Concord player-manager said: “It was a positive performance and I don’t think there was a lot in the game.

“We probably weren’t good enough in both boxes and goals change games. We scored a great goal to get back into the game.

“In the second half, we had a chance that went just past the post whereas they went up the other end and scored from six yards out.

“There are a lot of positives to take.”

Nash grabbed his third goal since joining Concord on loan from Gillingham.

But Moore has called on his side to be more clinical in front of goal.

“Nashy is a goalscorer and that’s why we brought him in on loan,” he added.

“His goal was top drawer and I thought we controlled possession really well.

“It was quite an even match and it looked like it was heading to penalties, but a little bit of quality from them was enough.

“We had chances to get back in the game, but it was the same sort of story as on Saturday at Slough Town because we didn’t take our chances.”