Hughes felt his side acquitted themselves well but paid a heavy price for some errors.
Hughes, formerly manager at Eastlands, said: "I was pleased with what we produced.
"We had a game plan and whenever you have one, you have to execute it to the best of your ability and I thought we did that for most of the game.
"We made a couple of errors that led to the goal and consecutive errors tend to lead to goals. Apart from that we were resolute.
"We had a couple of efforts where we might have scored, most notably Charlie's (Adam) effort where Joe Hart made an outstanding save."
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