LUIS Shamshoum still feels he is dreaming after getting Great Wakering Rovers to Wembley.

The 21-year-old goalkeeper saved a spot-kick from Chris Knight to hand Wakering a 5-4 penalty shoot-out success against Worcester City in the semi-final of the FA Vase.

And Shamshoum admitted it was the best moment he has ever experienced.

“To save the winning penalty to take us to Wembley is every goalkeeper’s dream and I’m living it,” said Shamshoum.

“I feel like someone’s going to wake me up and say it’s just a dream.

“But it’s not, it’s real.

“I fell to my knees crying after saving it and I don’t think I’ve ever felt better in my life.”

Wakering trailed 1-0 from the first leg against Worcester City but triumphed 2-1 in the second meeting between the two teams, to level it up on aggregate, at a packed Burroughs Park.

Goals from Jake Gordon and Max Gnandi took the tie to penalties where Shamshoum’s efforts proved decisive.

And the keeper was delighted to help Wakering upset the odds once again.

“I don’t think you can begin to sum up Saturday,” said Shamshoum.

“We have been under dogs for the last seven or so rounds and proving people wrong is an amazing feeling in itself.

“To be going to Wembley is just what dreams are made of. It doesn’t get any bigger than Wembley for a non league player and I’m so happy for all the boys and the fans and everyone involved. “We deserve this.”

Wakering’s win – against a Worcester side who had triumphed in their previous 23 matches – sets up an all Essex Senior League final at Wembley on Saturday May 11.

And Shamshoum is already counting down the days for kick off.

“Bring it on,” said Shamshoum.

“I cannot wait, an all Essex final at Wembley with all my friends and family going to be there it can’t come round soon enough.”

However, Shamshoum also wants Wakering to remain focused on their league campaign as they aim to reach the play-offs.

“I know it’s difficult to say this at this moment in time but we need to focus on the league now,” said Shamshoum.

“We have just under a month until the final and we have lots of games in hand to win and reach the play-offs, that’s our next aim. “It’s hard but now we have to put the Vase final to the back of our minds and promotion has been our aim.”