HULLBRIDGE Sports will be looking to make history by getting their hands on the Essex Senior League title tomorrow.

Sports welcome Stanway Rovers to the Ryan’s Heating Stadium knowing that three points will ensure they finish the campaign at the division’s summit.

However, a defeat could see Stansted snatch the crown on the final day of the season and Darren Manning insists Sports are approaching the encounter in the same way as any other clash.

“I can’t wait for tomorrow and it’s so exciting,” said the Hullbridge chief.

“It’s the game we have been working towards all season and we need to take our chance.

“We can see some light at the end of the tunnel and it would mean so much to us if we were to win the title.

“We’ve got ourselves into a fantastic position and it’s in our hands - we just need to go and grab it.

“But we are preparing for the game like any other and it’s important that the players go out on the pitch seeing it as there are simply three points up for grabs, not the title.

“It’s good that it’s in our own hands and that we don’t need to worry about results elsewhere.

“I know we will win it anyway if Stansted don’t beat Leyton Athletic, but I want us to do it on our own terms.”

Winning promotion to the Isthmian North would be a magnificent achievement in Manning’s first full season in the job.

But Stanway will make the trip to the Ryan’s Heating Stadium looking to be the party-poopers.

And Manning is aware that the visitors will be looking to make an impression in front of their new manager after Danny Slatter replaced Terry Spillane in the hotseat earlier this week.

“We know that they will be wanting to be the team that stops us winning the league,” added Manning.

“They have just appointed a new boss so they might have a bit of a new manager bounce.

“I’m sure that their players will be wanting to impress him and it’s going to be our biggest game of the season.

“But we have to view it as just another game and hopefully we will be celebrating at the end of the game.”

Manning will be without Greg Frederick, Michael Salako, Perry Dunn and Sam Taylor for the encounter due to injury, but he insists he faces a selection headache.

“Because of the injuries a lot of the team picks itself,” admitted Manning.

“But there are some headaches in other positions.”