Dominic Di Paola was full of praise for young Horsham goalkeeper George Bentley after his penalty shootout heroics at Littlehampton Town on Tuesday night.
The 18-year-old stopper saved two of the Golds' four spot kicks to help the Hornets win their Sussex Senior Cup third round tie 4-2 on penalties after the game finished 1-1.
An unfortunate error from young Bentley on Saturday helped Margate grab their second goal in their 3-0 win at The Camping World Community Stadium in the BetVictor Premier Division.
But Di Paola was delighted with the 'brilliant young keeper' for bouncing back with a hero's performance on Tuesday.
He said: "He's a brilliant young keeper. He's going to have his ups and downs but we've seen a lot more ups.
"We absolutely trust him. Players make mistakes.
"There were a lot of mistakes against Littlehampton. Footballers are human and humans make mistakes.
"For an 18-year-old he's been brilliant 90 to 95 per cent of the time.
"He's under a lot of pressure as an 18-year-old especially being near the top at the level we're at.
"He's going to have dips. We'll support him when he's good and support him when he's not so good."