Redbridge set for Marbella after latest FA Cup heroics

PUBLISHED: 15:55 24 November 2011 | UPDATED: 18:47 27 November 2011

FA Cup Action from featuring Redbridge

FA Cup Action from featuring Redbridge

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Chairman Dan Holloway revels in ‘fairytale’

Redbridge chairman Dan Holloway believes his side’s cup run is a ‘fairytale’ after they made club and FA Cup history on Tuesday night by booking a place in round two.

The 2-1 extra-time win at Oxford City puts the Motormen into this stage of the competition for the first time.

They are now the lowest-ranked side ever to play in the second round, with a trip to League Two high-fliers Crawley Town standing between them and a glamour tie against possible Premier League opposition.

And now the chairman is set to reward his players with an end-of-season trip to Marbella, after originally promising his squad a night out in Basildon – also known as ‘Bas Vegas’.

“I went through all the emotions at the game,” revealed Holloway. “It is the stuff of fairytales. This puts the club in the history books and that is a great feeling.

“The boys will now be going on an end-of-season trip to Marbella, that’s definitely an upgrade from Bas Vegas! Most of them have already been texting me about it.”

The Oakside-based club are set to pocket £47,000 in prize money alone from the six rounds they have competed in to reach this stage.

“This money we have won goes a long way past stabilising the club,” added Holloway.

“It gives us the opportunity to create a legacy at Redbridge, to build something for the local community and its future.”

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