Gainsborough Trinity boss Steve Housham says his side fear no-one as the Blues await Monday’s FA Cup draw.
Trinity moved into the FA Cup first round for the first time in nine sesons after Nathan Jarman’s goal secured a 1-0 win at Wrexham.
Housham sprung a big surprise before the game by naming three strikers in his line up and admits it probably did not work out as planned.
He said: “We came with a game plan to attack, attack, attack and we did...once...with the winner. That’s all that counts though, we are in the next round on our own.
“I’m delighted for everyone at the club, the players especially. They paid the chairman back as he had looked after us over the night. We prepared well for the game and we did come under the cosh, as they are a good side. They are a league above us, they kept the ball well but didn’t really penetrate us.”
“We were soldiers out there, we dug deep and they worked their socks off. I’m proud of every single one of them.”
Housham admitted not all had been rosy over recent weeks but knows how big a win had been achieved.
“Our league form has dipped a wee bit but don’t let that overshadow what we have done this weekend. It was a great result and massive for the club and the whole of Gainsborough,” he said
The first round tie will be the first Trinity have had since 2007, when they were defeated by Hartlepool, and this time round the Blues boss believes they can go further.
He said: “As a manager it is my first time in the first round proper and I am over the moon. We’ve got to get to the third round proper now as that is the next stage. We’ve come to Wrexham and won a game of football so we fear nobody.”