11 November 2019 08:34
ISTHMIAN League North Division outfit Maldon & Tiptree pulled off a major shock in the first round of the FA Cup, winning 2-1 at Leyton Orient. Danny Parish opened the scoring just before half-time, sparking wild celebrations, and Jerome Slew doubled their lead in the 65th minute. Substitute James Dayton halved the deficit for Orient, who played against ten men for the final six minutes following Parish's dismissal. 'It was always going to be a tough game against League Two opposition and we knew we had to respect them,' boss Wayne Brown told the BBC. We probably only created six or seven really good opportunities, and we put two away.' Cash-strapped Macclesfield's problems deepened as a below-strength side were the victims of a giant-killing by Isthmian League Premier Division side Kingstonian.
League Two Town dismissed speculation the Moss Rose tie would be postponed because of a players' strike over unpaid wages. But no first-team players were included in their squad, their team consisting of youngsters and loanees, and they paid a heavy price. Dan Hector and Louie Theophanous netted inside 11 minutes before Dan Bennett and Theophanous again scored in the second half to give Kingstonian a thumping 4-0 win. Former Macclesfield manager Sol Campbell saw his League One strugglers Southend beaten 1-0 by National League Dover. Campbell, a winner of the competition as a player, is still to taste victory as Shrimpers boss after an 84th-minute drive from Ruel Sotiriou (pictured) ensured a fourth straight loss.
Although, we did feel as if we had a chance today." Brown concluded: "I just hope this win encourages a few more of the Maldon locals to come down and watch us and see what we are doing." Goal scorer Danny Parish said: "As you know we're unbeaten and have scored 70 plus goals this season so, we knew we were going to score. "We just had to make sure we defended well. Parish explained his second yellow card and subsequent dismissal: "There was contact, but as I fell I signalled to the referee that I had cramp. He concluded: "We'd like Sunderland away in the next round!" Orient boss, Carl Fletcher paid tribute to the non-leaguers: "Congratulations and full credit to Maldon. They went into the game fully prepared.
It's just part of the job." Essex non-league club Maldon & Tiptree created one of the biggest shocks in the history of the Emirates FA Cup by beating SkyBet League Two side Leyton Orient 2-1. The Isthmian League North Division title chasers had never reached the First Round proper of the FA Cup before this season, but made their historic day even more memorable at Brisbane Road. Goals from Danny Parrish and Jorome Slew shocked the hosts, who managed to pull one back through James Dayton. Parrish received a second yellow card for simulation after doing down under a challenge in the Orient penalty area. But the team nicknamed 'The Jammers' help on for a famous victory. Under former Ipswich Town, Colchester United and Hull City defender Wayne Brown, Maldon & Tiptree have so far gone through the season unbeaten winning all bar one of their 20 league and cup games in all competitions. MALDON & Tiptree boss Wayne Brown has experienced plenty of highs in football as a player but he said had had nothing as a manager to match the euphoria of his team's FA Cup heroics at Leyton Orient. On their first-ever appearance in the FA Cup's first round, the Jammers caused one of the famous old competition's greatest-ever upsets by winning 2-1 against their League Two hosts. There were 77 league places between the two, but Maldon's players rose to the challenge with goals from Danny Parish and Jorome Slew securing an unbelievable victory. And it was one that made their manager extremely proud. He said; "It was definitely my best time in football as a manager. "It's my second season in the first-team environment so, as a manager and a coach, it's definitely the best. "As a player, I played at Wembley and so on, and that's hard to top, but this is totally different. "We only have the lads twice a week and you don't want to fill the lads' heads too much and make it a bit cloudy. "But we went to Leyton Orient looking to focus on us. "We have done particularly well in the league and cups this year and we knew if we concentrated on us then we could get something." The win continued an incredible run of success that Maldon have had so far this season, when they have won 19 of 20 games in all competitions. And Brown feels there is a special mentality within his squad that showed against the O's. He added: "It is remarkable but it's been done by taking it one game at a time; making sure that we are prepared mentally and physically. "I think the lads are showing they have a good mentality. "A mentality that they don't want to lose football matches. "Taking that into every game, whether that be league, FA Cup or FA Trophy, they have to have the right mentality in every game." With his team's name safely in the draw for the second round, though, Brown isn't too worried about who they are paired with when the draw is made on Monday. He said: "It doesn't matter who we get now as the journey goes on. "A big one away again would be nice. "We got Orient this time, which was a big one for us, but I'm sure there are plenty of big sides still in the draw.