BRETT Munyard does not understand why White Ensign’s FA Vase second round tie will now be replayed at Wroxham tonight after the original meeting was abandoned due to floodlight failure.

Wroxham - who boast former Premier League stars Grant Holt and Simon Lappin in their side - were 3-0 up when the clash, played at Great Wakering Rovers’ Burroughs Park, was ended on 75 minutes.

And, although similar instances have seen the encounter replayed at the same venue, White Ensign are facing a trip to Norfolk tonight.

“The rules state if the game is to be replayed under these circumstances, the game will be played at the same venue as before,” said player-manager Munyard.

“But we are not kicking up a fuss and it is what it is.

“It’s really not ideal going all the way to Wroxham midweek at short notice.

“I know they had to come to us on Sunday, but it’s completely different going three hours away on a Wednesday night.

“Although I don’t think we have been unfairly treated a such, I don’t understand why the rules are in place if the FA are not going to abide by them.

“But we were losing the match and looked to be going out, so we have to be grateful for getting another chance.”

Former Premier League title winner Chris Sutton, who now works as a television and radio pundit, feels White Ensign should be ‘embarrassed’ for replaying the tie.

The ex-striker tweeted: “Wroxham were 3-0 up away from home at White Ensign after 75 minutes and the floodlights went out.

“The FA decided to replay the game. Well done to the FA in the interests of integrity and fairness.

“That’s a shambles. White Ensign should be embarrassed as well.”

But Munyard admits White Ensign stand to make a loss by replaying the fixture.

“The cost of the fixture is insane,” added Munyard.

“I think the coach has cost £600 which, even if we were to win the match, would still probably end up in us making a loss what with us having to pay opposition expenses last week.

“But it’s one of those things and it’s going to be an extremely tough match.

“I thought Wroxham were very good on Sunday and they were one of the best sides we have come up against in my time at White Ensign.

“It’s an even harder test this time with us having to travel after a day of work and a few players missing.”