Dagenham & Redbridge manager John Still had mixed emotions following his side`s Carling Cup exit at MK Dons.
Jabo Ibehre scored twice in the second half as the Dons came from behind to see off a Daggers side who had taken the lead through Damien McCrory's well-taken free-kick.
"We made a mistake to give them the winning goal, football is a funny game," said Still. "I thought we did alright - I am disappointed to concede the goal we did but we have got to learn from that.
"Scott (Doe, defender) was fantastic up until then, there's not much I can say to him after that. He knows he has made a mistake and when you get young players I think you are going to get mistakes.
"They've not had Premier League training, they've come from a different route so I think it is understandable that they are going to make a mistake. But they have always learned from it and I think he will learn from it."
Still continued: "I was pleased with everybody. I had two disappointments - conceding the goal from Scott and Josh Scott missing an absolute sitter from a peach of a left-sided cross. It's on his head, he's only got to touch it."