BILLERICAY Town striker Jake Robinson will be looking to roll back the years when he faces Forest Green Rovers for the first time since scoring the first goal of his professional career.

Robinson became Brighton & Hove Albion’s youngest goalscorer of all-time when he netted against Forest Green in an LDV Vans Trophy win at the age of 16 years and 355 days old.

And Robinson is hoping to have more to celebrate as Billericay head to the New Lawn tomorrow looking to book their place in the second round of the FA Cup for the first time in the club’s history.

“I made my professional debut as a substitute at Middlesbrough about a month earlier and, although I made some more substitute appearances after that, manager Steve Coppell left,” said Robinson, 33.

“But I then came off the bench against Forest Green at the Withdean Stadium and scored late on.

“Nathan Jones, who has just been sacked at Stoke City, went past his man on the left and I had a tap-in from the penalty spot.

“It was a great day for me and I’m still Brighton’s youngest goalscorer of all-time, which is special.

“I didn’t know what to do after scoring but all of my youth team comrades were ball-boys and I remember they were all going mad behind the goal.

“It’s a moment I will never forget and I have not played Forest Green since because I was unused substitute against them while at Luton Town.

“I’m looking forward to playing them again and I’m hoping it will be another special day in a Billericay shirt this time.”

A 2-1 win over arch-rivals Cheltenham Town saw Forest Green move to the top of the League Two standings last weekend.

Although Robinson concedes National League South Billericay will be the underdogs, he believes Jamie O’Hara’s side are capable of causing an upset.

“Forest Green went top of the league last week and, although I knew they were a good side, I didn’t realise how well they were doing when the draw was originally made,” added Robinson.

“But their league position doesn’t matter because it was always going to be a difficult task away to any full-time team.

“We have high expectations at this club - it doesn’t matter who the owner is or league position - and we are not just going there to make up the numbers.

“If we play to the best of our ability, I believe we can cause an upset.”

Billericay booked their place in the first round thanks to a 5-2 fourth qualifying round replay victory over Sutton United.

Robinson scored a hat-trick that night, but Town would not have got a second chance without Alan Julian’s surprise goal in the initial tie.

And Robinson believes this could be the year where Billericay finally reach the second round.

“I am a believer in things being written in the stars and Jules scoring was an incredible moment,” admitted the frontman.

“Myabe it’s a sign that it’s meant to be and we will reach the second round.”