Oz coach pulls off FA Cup upset

AUSSIE coach Jon Brady's Brackley Town FC have registered a big upset by defeating League One side Gillingham 1-0 in the first round of the FA Cup.

It is the first time Brackley Town FC has ever reached the second round of the famous competition, and came after securing a 1-1 draw with Gillingham in the first leg.

The Gills, who are coached by former England caretaker and Leicester City boss Peter Taylor, sit three divisions and 63 places above the Saints.

Brady, an Australian who has been in charge at the Conference North club for the past four years, has led them to to just one defeat in 21 matches this season.

“It was a magical moment for the club,” he said. “To beat a League One side over two legs. I’m really proud of their [the team’s] efforts. It’s putting ourselves on the map.”

The heroes for Brackley Town FC were goalscorer Glenn Walker and rookie goalkeeper Alastair Worby.  The young keeper made a string of saves to help seal the win.

“It had everything in it didn’t it,” Brady said. “It had a lot of drama. It’s [Worby’s] his second ever-first-team appearance. In the end, the kid had a blinder.”

Brackley Town FC now face Macclesfield, a Football Conference club in the division above them, in the second round of the FA Cup on December 7.

“They’ve only lost one in the last 13 at the moment,” Brady said. “We’ll have them watched. They’re not to be underestimated. In round one they beat Swindon 4-0 at home.

"With a little bit of luck maybe we can get the right result.”