Slough Town captain Dave Woozley hailed his side as they advanced through to the first round of the FA Cup.
The Southern League Division One side defeated Gosport 2-1 to make the first round for the first time since 2005 and set up a tie with Mansfield Town.
"It was a really good night and we got the result we wanted and we look forward to going up to Mansfield now," Woozley told BBC Radio Berkshire.
"It was a fantastic effort, the lads showed real character and desire."
The 32-year-old former Torquay, Oxford and Crawley defender, who is also a fireman, added: "It is a fantastic achievement for not only the players, but the fans and the people working behind the scenes."