Brackley Town v Newport: FA Cup equaliser 'magic', says McDonald

Brackley defender Curtis McDonald has described his equalising goal to take their FA Cup first-round tie against Newport to a replay as "magic".

"I couldn't tell you what happened the minute before or after - it was just instinctive," said McDonald.

"I'll have to watch it on TV to remember it. In those situations we just throw everything in. Nine times out of 10 they don't come off and I'm doing an 80-yard sprint back."

The 27-year-old left-back produced a stunning header against his former club to put his National League North side into the hat for Monday's second-round draw.

And McDonald says that the result is "massive for the boys, club and town" for a side 19th in the table and just above the relegation zone.

"I'm in the same boat as the majority of non-league boys, we've all got daytime jobs, make the effort to train in the nights," he told BBC Radio Northampton.

"It's enjoying ourselves on a Saturday, it's a release for us. Yeah, it's a bit of extra cash, but mainly it's a release for us, to enjoy it, play to as high a standard as we can and then back to the day jobs."

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