“Pure jubilation and pride” greeted Borussia Martlesham reaching the quarter-finals of this season’s FA Sunday Cup.

The Ipswich Sunday Football League club came back from 2-0 at the interval to defeat VIP International from the Midlands 3-2 in the fourth round at Woodbridge Town FC on Sunday.

Second-half goals from Ian Gosling, Aaron King and Aaron Greenwood set up a quarter-final tie away to St Josephs of Luton on Sunday, February 19th.

Borussia Martlesham fell behind after just two minutes and it looked bleak for the home team when their opponents extended their lead on the half hour.

However, Gosling latched onto a through ball and rounded the keeper before rolling home into an empty net to halve the deficit a minute after half-time.

King then equalised with a header virtually on the goalline in the 51st minute after the visitors’ keeper failed to hold a corner.

Just six minutes later Greenwood got the winner, firing home the goal of the game into the top corner from the edge of the box.

Assistant manager Max Wilding, who was again in charge in the absence of manager Alan Whittaker, said that when the final whistle blew: “There was a feeling of pure jubilation and pride in the lads and also the club.

"We had a decent crowd in and everyone was made up for each other.” 

After a first-round bye, Borussia Martlesham have won three rounds, all at home, to reach the last eight of this season’s competition.

Wilding said: “It’s quite surreal really. We entered again this year having not won a game in the competition previously, so each game was almost a free hit which helps.

“Certainly, in future years it’s really given us a taste for it. It’s great for the club and gets us some good exposure.”

Wilding said of the quarter-final tie away to St Josephs of Luton in just over a fortnight’s time: “We’re greatly looking forward to it. We know we’ll go into it as the underdog. They have great pedigree in the competition having won it twice and been in six finals.

“We should hopefully have good support and we’ll do our very best to come back with a win.”