Walsall manager Richard Money offered no excuses after seeing his side lose 1-0 at home to Macclesfield Town in their FA Cup first round replay.
Macc had previously failed to win a game all season, but Money admitted that the League Two basement side were good value for their victory.
He told the club's official website: "I'm not going to shy away from the fact that the best team have gone through.
"I, like a lot of people, still can't believe that they only have six points.
"On each occasion that we have played them this season, they have been well-organised and worked extremely hard.
"Of course we wanted to make FA Cup progress, but the league has always been our main priority."