THE PREVIEW: Billericay Town host Stourbridge looking to reach the third round of the FA Trophy for the first time in 13 years tomorrow.

Town are strong favourites against the Evo-Stik Premier Division side - who also play in the fourth tier of non-league football. Stourbridge are currently 10th in the standings, although they have the third best defensive record in the league.

But Billericay will expect to qualify, having lost just two games all season and just one of the last 40 in all competitions.

The winners of the tie will progress to the last 16 and pocket £7,000 in prize money.

THE INSIGHT: “Progression is very important for the lads and the club,” said head coach Harry Wheeler. “We all want to get through but this will not be easy. Stourbridge are a good cup side but we know we have a very good chance of winning as well. They have been good in this competition and beat Conference North and South sides this year and in previous years.

“We have had them watched but we know what we need to do to win the game. Beating Harlow in the Essex Senior Cup was good preparation and it was nice to see the guys get minutes. We have competition all over the park, so it bodes well.

“We play Romford in the next round and the draw has perhaps been kind to us. But we have had some tough draws this season so we won’t take it for granted.”

THE TEAM NEWS: Billy Bricknell will be pushing for a start after his two goals in midweek. Sam Deering, Danny Waldren and Matt Paine could all return for the hosts.