Prospect United’s shock FA Cup second round conquest of Premier side Boulevard caught many completely by surprise — even makeshift goalie Kentoine Jennings.

The First Division club secured their place in the last eight after dismantling Blazers 3-1 at BAA Field last Sunday.

Former national team defender Jennings said his team’s primary objective was to make a good account of themselves against the heavily fancied Blazers.

But as it turned out, Prospect received more than they bargained for.

Jennings said: “We just thought we would enjoy the game and try and keep it as close as possible. But in the end we found ourselves leading.

“Even though we had some problems with a couple of players that couldn’t make it, we were able to rise to the occasion.

It was very surprising, but also very exciting.

It really wasn’t expected.”

Jennings, who has made a number of appearances between the uprights this season, was forced to don the gloves in the absence of regular ‘keepers Wendell Lightbourne and Dennis Joell, who were both unavailable for personal reasons.

Beat up

The former national football team captain said: “I’ve been getting beat up all year. I’m not a young chicken, but I am enjoying myself and at least I don’t have to run after someone else all the time. I just pick the ball up with my hands.”

Prospect haven’t exactly set the First Division ablaze this season.

But Jennings feels Sunday’s inspiring win over Blazers will give the club a much needed confidence boost.

He added: “We are not a very strong team, we just enjoy every game we play and every time we play it’s about togetherness and playing hard.”

Prospect are now two wins away from reaching a second FA Cup final in nine seasons.

The First Division club appeared in the 2002-03 final despite losing heavily to Devonshire Cougars in a lopsided semi- final.

Cougars were disqualified for fielding an ineligible player while Prospect lost 5-1 to North Village Rams in the final.

Jennings and his fellow teammates will now look to keep their cup hopes alive in the next round.

He said: “From here we are just going to try and build on this win. We don’t expect nothing every time we play - we just go out there and give it our all because as you know anything can happen in football.

“We just try to go out there and enjoy the game and play to our potential because if you put the work in you can get something out of it.”