DARREN Manning has called on Hullbridge Sports to re-discover their standards when they face Clapton tonight.

The Sports chief saw his side lose top spot in the Essex Senior League following Saturday’s 2-2 draw against Leyton Athletic.

Only a man of the match display from goalkeeper Clarke Bogard ensured a point, and Manning says he wants more from his players at the Ryan’s Heating Stadium.

“We could have won on Saturday but so could they,” said Manning. “We both had a lot of chances but we didn’t hit the target whereas they did. Thankfully our keeper was on form.

“We weren’t at our best and we dropped below our standards but that is the first time I have been disappointed by the performance and the result.

Clapton are a good side and they always have a tricky team. We haven’t had long to stew on Saturday’s result so we will jump back on the horse straightaway.”

Hullbridge have been drawn against Irchester Town in the second round of the FA Vase.

Irchester, from Northampton, play at step six in the United Counties League first division.