As well as being delighted for the financial rewards of his team's FA Cup progress against FC Clacton in midweek, Witham Town manager Marc Benterman was also happy with the mental boost it would give his players.

Witham emerged from a tight FA Cup preliminary round replay as 3-2 winners against the Seasiders, having scored a 90th minute equaliser that took the tie into extra-time, when they grabbed the decisive winner.

Witham would have faced a blank weekend had they not won, but will now head to Northern Premier League division one south east side Stamford AFC on Saturday.

It means a guaranteed £4,300 for the club in prize money but having lost their previous two games before the FA Cup replay, Benterman also saw the value of his team getting back to winning ways.

He said: “This was a massive game, not only for the nature of the competition, but we did not want to lose three games on the trot.

“We want to keep momentum going.

“We’ve had six games now and only lost two out of them so we have some good momentum and we want to keep pushing that forward.

“Momentum in football is massive and we have some big games coming up this month."

Striker Marcus Bowers should be back for the trip to Stamford after an ankle injury kept him out against Clacton and new signings Callum Taylor, Ryan Ramsey and Joe Skils will also be available.

However, Witham captain Pat Ahern is set for two to three weeks on the sidelines after injuring his foot in the game against Clacton.