WAYNE Brown gave his Maldon and Tiptree team “a rocket” at half-time in the FA Trophy clash with Felixstowe and Walton but the Jammers lost the penalty shoot-out to the Seasiders, writes JON LONGMAN.

The Jammers fought back after the break to grab a 1-1 draw but when the second round qualifying tie went straight to spot kicks, captain Martyn Stokes missed his penalty at 6-6.

Jordan Matthews stepped up to score and earned Felixstowe a 7-6 sudden-death win after eight spot kicks.

The Seasiders took a 24th minute lead when Sam Nunn delivered a superb through ball for Ollie Canfer to score.

Brown noted that Bradley McGlenagan’s first-half shot was cleared off the line: “It could have been 2-2 at half-time but we went in 1-0 down. I can’t have a side that takes 45 minutes to get going.”

Felixstowe conceded an equaliser in the 70th minute when Sam Cornish needed assistance from the woodwork to celebrate his return to Park Drive by pulling the Jammers level.

Felixstowe manager Stuart Boardley felt that his side should have won with the last kick of normal time when Zak Brown, who has been released from the Ipswich Academy after six years at Portman Road, appeared to be fouled in the box.

Boardley was the happier of the two managers and Brown admitted: “We had a bit of luck when the ball went in off the post but we deserved that for our second-half performance.

“But we didn’t show any ruthlessness and we can’t stand around all day waiting for 45 minutes to get going.”

Brown organised a midweek friendly at Concord Rangers to get his side back on track before Saturday’s visit of Bury Town to Park Drive (3pm).