SLOUGH Town Chairman Steve Easterbrook has spoken of his pride for the Rebels having reached the second round of the FA Cup for the second successive season, writes Rob Stevens.

Slough set up a clash with Gillingham in round two following a dramatic penalty shoot-out win against Sutton United in the first round two weeks ago.

Easterbrook told the Observer: “It was the most dramatic game that I’ve ever been involved in.

“It’s an awful way to lose but winning on penalties is always an amazing feeling and having lost a few it was nice to get the win.

“It’s quite something to achieve it (second round) two years in succession.

“The FA Cup is always difficult and so far we’ve had three replays, so I’m very proud of the team.

“For all non-league clubs the FA Cup can generate good and much-needed income. Monies generated are reinvested and help to continue to move the club forwards.

He added: “Tickets sales are going well and it would be great if we could sell all the tickets available and play in front of a capacity crowd.

“The club, in its 120 year history, has never made it to the third round and, with Gillingham playing in League One, which is three levels above us, it goes without saying that this really is a David v Goliath match.

“In matches like this the support you get can certainly make all the difference, so I would urge everyone to try and get a ticket and celebrate our journey so far.”