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.

“You’re on the sideline and there’s only so much you can do.

“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.

“Either that or anyone at home.”