ILFRACOMBE TOWN player-manager Ross Middleton has welcomed a “big confidence boost” for his side from yesterday’s FA Cup win at St Austell.
After opening the Toolstation Western League season with two defeats, Ilfracombe bounced back to win 4-1 in the extra preliminary round tie in Cornwall.
Goals from Ian Cockwill, Steve Holland, Stan Paxton and Ed Yeo set up a trip to Plymouth Parkway in the next round on August 31.
Middleton said: “It’s a massive result because in the first halves of the first two games we created some really good chances and have not taken them.
“Today we took our first-half chances and we continued it in the second half.
It’s a big confidence boost for the lads. Cockers has got his first goal for the club and it’s the first of the season for Stan, Ed and Stevie.”