AFC Sudbury midfielder Ollie Berquez believes Tuesday’s 3-1 home win over higher-league Leiston in the Ryman Robert Dyas League Cup can spur them on to another giant-killing cup performance at Maidstone on Saturday (3pm).
The Yellows midfielder was voted man-of-the-match following a game which saw AFC come from behind with Terry Rymer’s quick-fire response to Danny Block’s opener for 1-1 by half-time.
Goals from Kris Newby and Lawrence Yiga following after the break to put David Batch’s side through to the third round of the competition they were losing finalists in, at Maidstone, last year.
And Berquez believes they can avenge that cup defeat, with Tuesday’s win leaving them brimming with confidence.
Elsewhere, Hadleigh United’s winless run continued with a 2-0 home defeat to Stanway Rovers in the Red Insure Thurlow Nunn League Cup.
Jake Clowsley opened the scoring after 18 minutes at the Millfield, with the sides having drawn 1-1 at the same venue in the league on Saturday.
But there was to be no repeat, as a late second came from substitute Jordan Palmer, shortly after another good save from young Hadleigh goalkeeper Max Planck.
Halstead Town secured their place in the second round of the Red Insure Cup via a dramatic late winner from a Tom Cook free-kick in a 2-1 win over FC Clacton at Rosemary Lane.
After Adam Daniels had given the coastal side a 27th-minute lead, Halstead’s pressure finally paid off with the equaliser for Kalon Harms.