I'm one of FA Cup's top scorers looking to cause a shock but I only play football part-time and have very different job | The Sun

JOE TAYLOR is a sales executive aiming for glory in the FA Cup.

The Ramsgate FC striker is set for the biggest crowd in his career in the second-round clash against a League Two side.

The Isthmian South East league outfit have been on a magical run in the FA Cup, having knocked out multiple teams above them.

The club have already played seven games in the competition, including three qualifying rounds to make it to the first round proper.

They made it past the first round after coming from behind to beat National League side Woking 2-1 at the Southwood Stadium.

Ramsgate are currently three tiers below their next cup opponents AFC Wimbledon.



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Taylor, 32, has been a key member of the "total football" playing side and he has insisted that Ramsgate are relishing being the underdogs.

He told SunSport: "As a team we have beaten a lot of opposition from higher levels which has been particularly pleasing.

"It doesn't feel like we have had an easy game at any point, we have only faced one team that is at a lower level than us.

"We have been up against it and been underdogs the whole way and we have embraced that.

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"It has been really good and really fun.

"When it comes to Wimbledon, we won't freeze up and we won't be outclassed."

Football is not Taylor's full-time job, as he works for a construction company as a sales executive.

He started working there when it was owned by his father. However, it has since been sold to new owners.

But away from the office and on the pitch, Taylor has been in fine form in the FA Cup, having netted nine goals which is one less than the competition's top scorer.

He said: "If I get one more, I will share the trophy, and if I get two I might get to go Wembley and pick up the Golden Ball trophy.

"On a personal level, it would be amazing for me."

Taylor is looking forward to the match as he will be swapping average crowds of 1,000 spectators for a potential crowd of over 9,000 at Plough Lane.

To make the occasion even more special, the game at Wimbledon will be televised on ITV on December 4.

He said: "That will beat the most attended crowd that I have ever played in front of.

"There is so much excitement, we are riding the wave.

"As soon as I saw the draw, playing at a ground like that is lovely and will be a real occasion.

"We will fill out the away end and we will never forget playing there live on tele."

As part of Taylor's pre-match ritual he always gets a fresh haircut before a match.

He joked that he might get the FA Cup cut into the side of his hair to celebrate the day.

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"My team-mates always take the mick out of me because I always get my hair cut before every game without fail", he said.

"I best get a haircut that weekend, maybe I will get a little FA Cup in the side of my hair for that game in particular."

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