Salford City are out of the FA Cup at the first hurdle.
Adam Rooney - reputed to be the National League's best-paid player on £4,000-a-week - was Salford's goalscorer in the 3-1 defeat.
Salford boss Graham Alexander said: "There is frustration because we didn't play anywhere as well as we have done and can do.
"You can't play well every week and that's what we've told the players. We are not in showbusiness, we are in a game we want to win. That's the reality and we are disappointed we are not in the next round."