Kettering Town will be in tomorrow’s (Monday) FA Cup second qualifying round draw and that’s all that matters, according to joint-manager Thomas Baillie.
The Poppies secured a 2-1 success at Southern League Division One Central rivals Aylesbury in the first qualifying round on Saturday thanks to goals from recent signing Jason Lee and Dubi Ogbonna.
The victory made it eight wins from nine matches in all competitions this season.
And while Baillie admitted his team weren’t at their best, he was pleased to see them book their place in the next round against a side he described as the best the Poppies have faced so far this season.
“All that counts is being in the draw,” the Kettering joint-boss said.
“When you are in the FA Cup, it doesn’t really matter whether you play well or not, it’s all about getting through.
“There will have been teams who played a lot better than we did who wouldn’t have gone through.
“We have a lot of confidence at the moment and there is a real belief within the squad that we can win every game we play.
“Aylesbury have some good players and they have made some very good signings recently.
“I think we played against the best team we have faced so far this season and they will be feeling they were unlucky not to get at least a draw out of it.
“If they keep their squad together then I am sure they will be a force in the league this season.
“But we got the result we wanted and it is good to be in the draw for the next round.”