Hat-trick hero Armson savours Brackley’s FA Cup giant-killing

James Armson fires home his second goal past Gillingham keeper Stuart Nelson (picture: Jake McNulty)

James Armson fires home his second goal past Gillingham keeper Stuart Nelson (picture: Jake McNulty)

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James Armson savoured one of the best nights of his career after bagging a hat-trick in Brackley Town’s brilliant FA Cup win against Gillingham.

The Saints secured a 4-3 victory after extra-time, finishing the job against the Sky Bet League One side in the FA Cup first round replay.

Armson also netted in the first game at Priestfield Stadium, where National League North outfit Brackley were 2-0 up before being pegged back.

But Gillingham couldn’t stop the Saints on this occasion, with Armson’s heroics and a goal straight from a corner from Shane Byrne setting up a round two trip to Blackpool.

“It’s brilliant and it’s a first for me to be in the second round,” said Armson, who is a former Nuneaton and Solihull Moors player.

“We came into the game full of confidence thinking we could take something from it and the boys have been fantastic.

“I know I’ll get a lot of plaudits for scoring a hat-trick but the other boys were different class and I think we got what we deserved.

“It’s definitely one of the best nights of my career.”