BILLERICAY Town will go into the weekend on a high after securing their place in the Essex Senior Cup final for the second time in three years.

Town overcame Waltham Abbey and will welcome Dartford to New Lodge for a National League South clash tomorrow.

And player-manager Jamie O’Hara feels going head-to-head with a side two divisions lower was ideal preparation ahead of their Dartford clash.

“Those games against teams like Waltham Abbey are not easy because you’re playing a team two leagues below,” said O’Hara.

“It was their cup final and they were always going to look to frustrate you by sitting in.

“You have to break them down but it takes time.

“If you’re playing a team like Concord Rangers, you know it’s evenly matched and you’re both going to go for it.

“In games like against Waltham Abbey, you know you should be on top and dominating possession.

“They can be very tough games to win.”

Billericay are currently 17th in the National League South standings, while Dartford have turned their season around following a poor start to the campaign.

The Darts find themselves in seventh spot and the appointment of Steve King as the club’s new boss in October has worked wonders.

Although Dartford are challenging for a play-off spot, they will not find it easy to get a positive result against Billericay.

Town have yet to taste defeat in the National League South at New Lodge this season and O’Hara will be keen to extend that impressive record.