BRETT Munyard is confident that White Ensign can cause an FA Cup upset tonight.

The Eastern Counties League Division One South outfit will go head-to-head with Essex Senior League high-flyers Woodford Town in an extra preliminary round replay.

The original tie ended 1-1 and saw White Ensign hit the woodwork on numerous occasions, but Munyard is confident that his side can progress in the club’s first ever season in the competition.

“A Woodford fan told me after the game that he felt we have missed our chance to beat them,” said the White Ensign player-manager.

“I certainly don’t think we have missed our opportunity, although I can’t deny we should have got the job done on Friday.

“But if we produce that performance again and are more clinical in front of goal we will win the game.”

Connor Barnby put White Ensign in front in the original clash, but Woodford punished Munyard’s outfit for missing numerous opportunities by finding a leveller.

As a result, tonight’s replay is set to determine who will go onto face Takeley in the preliminary round.

And this will also be White Ensign’s first opportunity to host a fixture at their new home.

Having used Basildon Sporting Village for home clashes last term, White Ensign are groundsharing with Great Wakering Rovers at Burroughs Park this season.

And Munyard feels his side must adapt to their new surroundings quickly if they are to overcome Woodford.

“I think Friday night’s performance should give us a boost in confidence,” added Munyard.

“But we are always optimistic whatever the circumstances.

“We played well in the original tie, but we need to be more clinical if we are going to go through.

“I think it will be a tougher game this time around.

“The pitch is bigger and it’s not an artificial surface.

“We have only played one game on grass since the final game of last season so we will need to adapt quickly.”

The original tie was White Ensign’s first FA Cup appearance in their history and Munyard insists his players are motivated to progress.

Munyard admitted: “The players are highly motivated.

“It’s the FA Cup, so it’s not something that happens every year for these players.

“Hopefully we will be in the competition every year now.

“I think there’s some regret that we couldn’t finish the job on Friday and the lads know full well that Woodford will be better this time out.

“We need to enjoy it. We are still the underdogs and there is no pressure on us but we will go at them again and do everything we can to win the game.

“I think we are in for another very good game of football.

“We have no fear and can’t wait for tonight.”