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Steve Newing believes the pressure will be on Bishops Stortford when they take on Enfield Town in the FA Cup
Steve Newing believes there is "no reason" his Enfield Town side can’t cause an FA Cup upset after being drawn against Blue Square Bet North outfit Bishops Stortford in the second qualifying round.
The Towners will host the clash at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium, with the match scheduled to take place on September 22.
While Newing admitted he would have preferred an easier draw, he believes the contest will give his players the chance to prove themselves against higher level opposition.
"It may not have been the best draw we could have got, but it should be a decent game and there should be a decent crowd at the stadium.
"I’m pleased it is a home game but we are taking on a side in the second level of non-league football, so it is going to be tough.
"But the pressure is all on them, we can go out their knowing there is no pressure on us to win the game.
"Being honest, I would have preferred a home game against someone in the fifth level at home but we have got who we have got.
"We will give it a good go and there is no reason why we can progress to the next round if we perform well."
Enfield made it through into the second qualifying round after they secured a 2-0 victory against St Margaretsbury.
Two goals in the second half from Liam Hope and Tyler Campbell secured Enfield’s passage into the next round.
The Towners boss acknowledged it wasn’t his side’s best display but was happy to have progressed into the next round.
"Going into the game we were the favourites but upsets, as we all know, can easily happen in the FA Cup.
"I am just pleased that we are through. It wasn’t our best performance but once we got the second goal then we could relax a bit.
"It was a game that we maybe should have won by three or four goals, with due respect to St Margaretsbury.
"But we got the win we needed and that means that the club get an extra £3,000 for the victory which is obviously good for us."
He continued: "This season the FA Cup is just as much a priority as consolidating our position in the league. To be honest we are unlikely to win the league this season and staying in the FA Cup for as long as possible raises money and the profile of the club.
"Again, we are not going to win the FA Cup, but we want to stay in it for as long as possible."
Enfield are back in Ryman Premier League action this Saturday when they travel to fourth place Margate.
Newing is anticipating another tough test for his side against a team he expects to be challenging for the title.
"They are a side who could win the league. They will be the favourites to win the match so we can go there with a little bit less pressure on us."