FORMER Colchester United favourite George Elokobi was overcome with emotion after his Maidstone United side pulled off one of the great FA Cup upsets with a 2-1 win at Ipswich.

Elokobi and his assistant manager, former U's player Craig Fagan, left the Tractor Boys after a stunning win at Portman Road.

The National League South side sealed a spot in the fifth round courtesy of goals from Lamar Reynolds and Sam Corne as they downed a team currently sitting second in the Sky Bet Championship.

"There were a few tears," Elokobi told BBC One. "We've come to Ipswich Town, they're flying high in the Championship, for our group of players to be clapped off and applauded is just amazing.

"It's all about our group of players, our community, history has been made again. It's the magic of the FA Cup and we had to believe."

Jeremy Sarmiento levelled for Ipswich at the start of the second half but Corne, who had been the hero in round three against Stevenage, put Stones ahead in the 66th minute.

The visitors were indebted to visiting goalkeeper Lucas Covolan, who pulled off a string of excellent saves to preserve Maidstone's lead.

"Lucas was one of my last signings 48 hours before the league started," Elokobi added. "In games like this, big games, he commands the box and leads by example. He has kept us in so many games this season.

"Our boys have run themselves into the ground and that is what we said, 'leave nothing in the changing room'. This binds us for life, what our boys are achieving right now.

"What our boys are achieving now has not been done for over 100 years."

Match-winner Corne told BBC One: "I don't think I've got the words to describe it. We had belief and it showed on the pitch, that desire to put our bodies on the line.

"The manager said we had to have that belief not to sit too deep, to counter-attack and if we did concede we may be able to nick another one and we did that.

"The fans aren't going anywhere, they'll stay and celebrate. To follow us all the way to Ipswich, they are the 12th man for us and helped us through, especially in the later stages."