DARREN Manning admitted Hullbridge Sports will be going into the unknown once again tomorrow.

Sports will welcome Newport Pagnell Town, who are currently 14th in the United Counties League Premier Division, to the Ryan’s Heating Stadium.

Hullbridge boss Manning revealed he went into the second round tie with Irchester United knowing nothing about the opposition and it will the same for this weekend’s third round clash.

“We’re going into the match in exactly the same way as in the last round against Irchester,” said Manning, whose side are top of the Essex Senior League.

“We haven’t been able to go and watch them because of our schedule.

“Because we are going into the unknown again, we are just focusing on ourselves but, at the same time, we know it will be a tough game.

“The FA Vase is a brilliant competition to be playing in and everyone at the club loves it.

“Prize money in football is massive for a club like us and we want to win every game, so hopefully we will get through to the next round.

“We think we have a squad that is good enough to challenge on more than one front, so it’s not a case of prioritising.”

Hullbridge, who will be without Adebola Sotoyinbo for the clash, go into the match having seen Tuesday’s Essex Senior Cup meeting with Coggeshall Town called off because of a waterlogged pitch.

The fixture has now been rearranged for Tuesday, December 4, at the Ryan’s Heating Stadium.