ADAM Peek admits Southend Manor face a tricky test in the first qualifying round of the FA Vase this weekend.

Manor will make the trip to the Rose Bowl Stadium to take on Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division outfit FC Clacton tomorrow.

And Peek - whose side have already been knocked out of the FA Cup, Essex Senior Cup and Gordon Brasted Memorial Trophy this term - is expecting a tough encounter.

The Manor chief said: “The FA Vase is a really nice competition to be involved in, but we have been handed a really tough tie.

“They are doing really well in the league and drew with Witham Town in the FA Cup last weekend.

“It will be a really difficult test but we are going into the game with a number of positives.

“We played well at Saffron Walden Town and it’s a case of building on that.

“But we know that we need to be more clinical because we have been creating plenty of chances and failing to take them.”

Meanwhile, White Ensign welcome Cornard United to Burroughs Park for an FA Vase tie on Sunday.