An unlikely goal from one Watford legend helped get the managerial stint of the son of another Hornets great off to a dream start as Kings Langley stunned Folkestone Invicta to reach the third qualifying round of the FA Cup for the first time in the club’s history following a 4-0 triumph on Saturday.

Kings’ build-up to the tie had been far from ideal following the resignation of manager Dean Barker last week. Coach Ryan Jackett was put in caretaker charge and the son of former Watford midfielder Kenny oversaw a fine display to upset the Isthmian League Premier Division leaders after Lloyd Doyley had made the all-important breakthrough.

The victors’ reward is another home tie against another Isthmian League top-flight club Corinthian-Casuals on the weekend of Saturday, October 5.

Unlike high-flying Invicta, Casuals are rock bottom of the table without a league win to their name, but Langley know they will not be able to take anything for granted when they bid to move within one more win of the first round proper of the competition.

The home side gave the unbeaten visitors cause for concern as early as the fourth minute when a Charlie Pattison cross found Mitchell Weiss and defender Matt Newman made a brave block as the striker pulled the trigger.

Kings then had their own moment of worry when Ira Jackson got a rebound in space from a corner, only for Melvin Minter to make a low save.

Josh Coldicott-Stevens sent a powerful 20-yarder just over and a Harry Crawford header was well held, but Kings took a deserved lead on 25 minutes through an unexpected source.

Doyley only scored twice during 443 league and cup appearances for Watford but he broke the deadlock after 25 minutes, half-volleying into the top of the net after Kane Farrell had crossed from a partially cleared corner.

Keeper Tim Roberts then pulled off a superb double save from Crawford and Pattison to stop Kings increasing their advantage, but the home side had a let-off when Jerson Dos Santos skied the ball over both bar and prone keeper after Minter had punched a free-kick out.

Roberts made another excellent save from a Pattison header and a thoroughly entertaining half ended with Callum Davies hitting the bar for the visitors.

Invicta made two half-time substitutions as they chased an equaliser, but it was Kings who got the vital second goal 10 minutes in.

It started when Kyle Connolly surged down the right, his cross found Pattison, whose acute shot seemed to take a deflection across goal, but it landed at the feet of Weiss to tap the ball into an unguarded net.

Langley looked to be totally in command of the tie as Folkestone could make little progress against a defence that looked more compact than of late and although the home support in a large crowd glanced at their watches as the clock ticked down, the visitors looked to be a beaten side.

So it proved, as Kings rammed their advantage home in the last few minutes with both substitutes taking centre stage.

Matty Campbell-Mhlope put Charlie Ruff into a goalscoring position and although Roberts blocked his shot, the provider was on hand to convert the rebound.

Minutes later, as the game entered time added on, Ruff latched onto a pass and beat the keeper again to complete a spectacular victory and a good day for the club and their young caretaker manager.

Kings are back in Southern League Premier Central action tomorrow night when they entertain Hitchin Town at Gaywood Park.

Kings Langley: Minter; K Connolly, Doyley, Adebiyi, Farrell; Pattison (Ruff 65), Collins, Coldicott-Stevens, Hercules (Campbell-Mhlope 75); Crawford, Weiss. Subs not used: Victor, McKeown, Brady.