Loxwood FC boss Dave Cocoracchio saluted his side after a Sussex Senior Cup upset against Horsham YMCA last night.
A Joe Holvey penalty sent the Magpies, in Division 2 of the Sussex County League, on their way to the third round before Paul Walshe sealed the win with a breakaway goal in the 84th minute.
Cocracchio saud: “We were playing a quality team and we have stood up to the matrk. That is a true gutsy battling performance. The early goal settled us down. I am so proud of them.”
County League Division 1 side YM launched wave after wave of attack in the secocnd half, but found Loxwood keeper Sam Smith in inspired form.
Manager Peter Buckland admitted: “We didn;t show enough intelligence int he final third. We had enoiugh opportunities, but I cannot take anything away from Loxwood, they played well.”