CANVEY Island boss Brad Wellmen is excited for tonight’s play-off clash against Felixstowe & Walton at Park Lane.

The Gulls finished second in the Isthmian North standings.

But Wellmen is still looking forward to the challenge in front of him.

“We’re excited,” said the Canvey boss.

“At the start of the season we had our goals and it was to make the play-offs.

"It’s been a long season mentally with a tough run with Aveley and Stowmarket trying to win the league but we’re excited to see where the games takes us and hopefully we can be successful."

And Wellmen is pleased the match is being played at Park Lane.

“It’s a big advantage being at home," said the Canvey boss.

"Felixstowe are the form team at the moment and they’re going really well.

“But it was vitally important we secured home advantage because the fans have been so good this year.

"We’ve had good crowds there.

"Hopefully we’ll get another one tonight and having them in full voice really spurs the boys on.

“A game under the lights with a packed house should give us the drive we need.”

Due to the Gulls finishing second, their play-off ties are played at Park Lane but they face a tough tie against the Seasiders who have won each of their last six matches.

However, Canvey are also in good form, having gained an important 2-1 victory over Hashtag United at the weekend, and they have scored 19 goals in their last four matches.

The play-off semi-final is played over one leg, and the final is contested on Friday.

In other non-league action tonight, Concord Rangers go toe-to-toe with Slough Town at the Aspect Arena.