CHICHESTER City and former Newport striker Scott Jones has become a popular figure on social media nationally after the Islander told BBC's Match of the Day that surfing beats scoring in the FA Cup.

Scott, who describes himself on Twitter as a 'pro surfer, adventurer. river expeditioner and environmentalist', celebrated their FA Cup second round draw away at either National League 1's Tranmere or Wycombe Wanderers with team-mates as the BBC Sport cameras came to Chichester on Monday evening for the live draw on BBC 2.

The 27-year-old, on the books for Binstead & COB and Brading Town as a teenager, made 35 starts and five as a substitute for Newport, scoring 21 goals, before he moved on to play for Havant.

Chichester, the lowest ranked side in the second round draw, were handed a first round bye after their opponents in the draw, Bury, lost their league status last month.

Scott was interviewed by BBC Sport's Mark Chapman, who delighted the presenter by talking him through some of his surfing moves then, when questioned, admitting a chance to go surfing in a good swell was better than scoring a winner in the FA Cup.

The former Islander also said he may miss the next round of the FA Cup on Saturday, November 30, because he had an American girlfriend and that they may celebrate Thanksgiving instead.