AFTER the euphoria of seeing his team pull off one of the greatest FA Cup upsets, Maldon & Tiptree boss Wayne Brown is keeping his players feet firmly on the floor.

The 77 league places that lay between the Jammers and Leyton Orient counted for nothing on a truly glorious day at the Breyer Stadium as Maldon pulled off a momentous shock in the first round of the cup.

Cheered on by a vociferous 657 travelling fans, goals from Danny Parish and Jorome Slew fired them to a 2-1 win against their League Two full-time opponents.

It continued an amazing start to the season, when Maldon & Tiptree have now won 20 of their 21 games in all competitions and are still unbeaten over 90 minutes so far.

They will be looking to secure a ninth straight BetVictor Isthmian League division north victory when they host Histon on Saturday (kick-off 3pm).

The sort of form they have had has turned heads far beyond Park Drive but, as proud as he is of his players’ achievements, Brown is making sure they stay focused.

“This FA Cup success doesn’t change a thing,” said the Jammers boss.

“What comes with success is confidence and a really good belief in the group and this will only do us a world of good in terms of our ambitions and aims this year.

“We want to get out of this league and we’ll keep the lads’ feet firmly on the floor as best as we can.”

Brown’s players will have no time to dwell on their phenomenal cup triumph, though, as they are quickly back in knockout action in midweek.

The Jammers will be looking to secure a place in the third qualifying round of the FA Trophy when they host BetVictor Isthmian League premier division high-fliers Folkestone Invicta at Park Drive on Wednesday night.

And Brown knows it could be every bit as tough as the game as the game at Leyton Orient.

He added: “We have another game on Wednesday in the FA Trophy, which is another massive game for us.

“It’s against a side who are in the league above us and top of their league so that will be phenomenal.

“That game at Leyton Orient will have taken a lot out of the lads.

“It was like Platoon out there at stages.

“There were bodies everywhere and people going down with cramp and there were always some who would struggle to get through 90 minutes because they hadn’t played.

“Thankfully we did and got the result.”