Defender Neill Byrne was proud of the Coasters historic victory at Kingstonian that potentially sets up a high-profile tie in the Third Round.
The centre-back was pleased with how the visitors approached the game against the Isthmian Premier side, and the continued improvement in defence,
“We knew what we needed to do. We studied them all week and knew what they were good at,” said Byrne.
“We kept to our game plan and were clinical when we needed to be. Overall, it was a very professional performance from us.”
The victory came at the conclusion of a week in which the Coasters kept three successive clean sheets. Byrne noted the importance of keeping the door closed at the back.
“Clean sheets build confidence. When we went a goal up, we obviously knew if we kept the clean sheet, we’d win the game.”
Byrne was pleased to be part of the successful defensive unit and also commended the hard-work defensively of the side as a whole.
“We are all working very hard. Jordan Williams and Danny Rowe up-front were brilliant today – they worked their socks off.”
The Coasters man also praised on-loan keeper Sam Hornby who impressed in his first FA Cup appearance for the Coasters.
“Sam Hornby pulled off some great saves. Since he’s come into the side, he’s been great when we’ve needed him.”
“Whoever we get it’s going to be a good tie. We’ll all be in-front of the TV on Monday night waiting for our number to be drawn.”
“My family are all Manchester United fans, so that would be a dream come true.”
Come along for what is an historic night for the club!