BILLERICAY boss Craig Edwards has challenged his players to restore some local pride against Concord at Thames Road this evening.

The teams play each other for the third time in 11 days on Canvey tonight following their engrossing FA Cup replay which saw the Beach Boys book their place in the next round.

Edwards told Echosport: “It was very, very disappointing for us last Tuesday.

“My players were on the floor and hopefully they can use some of that disappointment to restore some pride and get us three points.”

Concord got a draw at New Lodge to earn a replay at Thames Road which they edged courtesy of an extra-time goal from the experienced Tony Stokes.

But Edwards – whose side returned to winning ways in the with a league victory against Horsham on the weekend – dismissed any suggestion that Concord would have a psychological edge going into the game.

He said: “They were two very close games and I think both sides will have learnt valuable lessons about each other.

“We feel we have identified some weaknesses in their side which we can exploit, and I am sure they will probably feel the same.

“But it will be one of those games where the teams will be up for its from the start.

“And I am confident I will get a good reaction from my players they know how important it is for our league ambitions and for our fans.”