Wealdstone boss Stuart Maynard says they have to stick together and go again after exiting the FA Cup at the weekend.

Stones lost 3-2 at National League rivals Bromley after a fourth qualifying round tie of two halves.

And they return to league action with back-to-back home games against Boreham Wood on Saturday and Oxford City on Tuesday.

"The fans were excellent. We didn't exactly give them anything to cheer about," Maynard told the club website.

"When they go 3-0 up it's very hard to get behind the team and back them.

"But in the second half, when we got one back and then two back, I thought the fans were excellent and I appreciate them clapping the lads off.

"We've got to stick together now, we're in a tough little period, we've been in them season in, season out since we've been in this league, there's tough periods every year for a club like us, when you're in this high level.

"We've just got to stick together and go again next weekend."

Stones were 2-0 down inside 20 minutes as Alex Kirk and Michael Cheek struck for the hosts.

And Ben Krauhaus added a third just past the half-hour mark to leave them with a mountain to climb.

"We knew their threats from the set-piece, but the frustration is that we should score," added Maynard.

"Micah [Obiero] should score probably a minute before and they go up the other end and score and it's a sucker punch.

"When you're low in confidence and the lads are after the last few results that's what happens. But you've got to stay in the game and it's frustrating.

"A lot of it is experience. When you go 1-0 down, it's that experience on the pitch to make sure you see that half out, you don't concede another goal.

"To a degree it doesn't matter how you play within that first half, you've just got to make sure you see it out.

"We didn't do that and when you're 3-0 down at half-time it's a tough ask to try and get back in the game."

Max Kretzschmar hit back nine minutes into the second half, but Nathan Ferguson's injury-time effort was little consolation.

"All we could ask of them when they come out for the second half was to make sure you win the second half," said Maynard.

"If we'd got that goal a little bit earlier it's game on. That's what can happen in the cup.

"It's a frustrating day for everyone at the club because once again we're out of the cup.

"It's a competition, us as a management team, wanted to do well and go as far as we could in.

"We can't ask any more of the lads. They've give their all, that's all we can ask of them.

"But we've got to go again, two home games, we've got to look at the positives, we've got a young group and we've got to back them."