Dave Frecklington believes Spalding United’s tactics are “not pretty but effective”.
The Tulips manager’s plans paid off with a last-minute winner at Boston United in the Lincolnshire FA Senior Cup quarter-final.
Rees Longville-Daley – who came on as a substitute on the hour mark – poked home the only goal on Saturday.
Spalding’s reward is a semi-final tie at Stamford’s Zeeco Stadium on Saturday, August 6.
The first semi-final will be played on Saturday as Lincoln United face Lincoln City.
Frecklington said: “That performance showed everything we have worked on and set up to do from the first pre-season session.
It was a fantastic display all over the team. We wanted to come out of the game with credit and we got a lot more!Dave Frecklington
“It might not be pretty – but it’s effective!
“We went to King’s Lynn Town last week and drew 1-1 against a good side.
“Then we took on a full-strength Boston side and picked up a fantastic result.
“We found a way to win the game. And that’s the way I like to play.
“We put our bodies on the line and the boys listened to what we are trying to tell them to do.
“We had three 18-year-olds and a 17-year-old out there on Saturday but the experienced players brought them through the game.
“In the second half Jonny Lockie gave the left-back a torrid time.
“It was a fantastic display all over the team. We wanted to come out of the game with credit and we got a lot more!
“It wouldn’t be easy to pick out a man of the match as the team performed so well and worked really hard.
“Rees came on and got the winner but I thought all the lads did well.
“We were missing Paul Walker and Chris Hamilton but we’ve already looked at a few trialists and we’d like to bring in one or two players.
“The result on Saturday has given a lift to everyone at the club.
“We’ll sit down, have a de-brief and see what we want to do next.
“The trialists came in and performed to a level which will give them massive confidence.”
Spalding are due back in action at Harrowby United on Tuesday night.