BARROW AFC won’t allow themselves to suffer a FA Cup hangover this weekend.

The Bluebirds have been in fantastic form in the league, but disappointingly exited the FA Cup after a 2-1 defeat away to non-league side Maidstone United last weekend.

Now it’s back to league business with the visit of Gillingham to Holker Street tomorrow.

And while there was no hiding the fact that the cup defeat stung somewhat, there’s no time to look back at what might have been.

“We have to move on,” Bluebirds boss Pete Wild said. “We’ve been fantastic (in the league). We have worked hard to get ourselves into the position that we are in, and what we have to do now is make sure we are the best version of us tomorrow.”

Wild’s men had led in the cup clash after Ben Whitfield had put them in front.

But the Vanarama National League South outfit hit back through Sam Corne.

And with just over quarter-of-an-hour of normal time remaining Bivesh Gurung smashed home an unstoppable effort from 20-yards out to put United through to the next round.

Reflecting on the FA Cup exit, Wild said: “We were disappointed with the result.

“Like we said after the game there wasn’t really much in the game.

“The lad has hit it through six bodies and into the top corner.

“It’s a proper FA Cup goal that’s won them the game and there’s not really a lot you can do about that.

“Now we are fully focused on facing Gillingham and we are determined to try to continue building on what has been a fantastic home record (they have not lost at Holker Street in the league all season).

“We know it is going to be tough, but we will keep fighting and keep trying to do the right things.”