Sittingbourne are back in FA Trophy action after a thrilling end to their previous draw.

The Brickies meet fellow Isthmian South East club Burgess Hill at Woodstock in the second qualifying round this Saturday (3pm).

Sittingbourne manager Nick Davis Photo: Alan Langley

Nick Davis’ side progressed with a dramatic 2-1 win at South Park on Wednesday last week.

Bourne was on his way after Bagasan Graham’s opener in the first half, only for Aiden Brown to equalize deep in injury time.

But with penalties looming, Sittingbourne went straight for the other and scored the winner through a 97th-minute header from defender Donvieve Jones.

“We worked hard,” said Davis, speaking ahead of the 3-2 home league defeat to Hythe last night.

“We controlled the first half and should have been out of sight, but we only scored one goal.

“They came at us in the second half, not really creating anything, and then, lo and behold, the last few minutes, it came to life.

“They scored and we literally scored the winner straight after.

“I’m just happy to have made it, especially after leaving the FA Cup early. We knew it wasn’t going to be easy.

“Each team will have spells when they get to the top and I know it’s not their real ground (South Park shares ground in Merstham while their 3G ground is complete) but we still had to travel midweek, which is always difficult.

Match winner Jones joined Sittingbourne from Faversham over the summer.

He makes a good impression as a right-back and proves useful in the opposition box, as shown by his last-minute header in the Trophy.

Davis said: “He scored a perfectly good goal against Faversham earlier this season which wasn’t offside.

“He gets into the box and his back stick run seems to be working. Fair play for him.

“I think he only scored one goal at Faversham, but he’s getting into some really good areas with us.

“We caused a lot of problems for the teams on that right side with Donvieve and Henry [Dasofunjo]. Long may it continue.

Burgess Hill, meanwhile, picked up their first point of the season with a 1-1 draw against Haywards Heath on Tuesday night.

But they have been good at knockout football, progressing through the Trophy and also reaching the FA Cup second qualifying round, losing 3-1 to Met Police at the weekend.

“Don’t mind their position in the league, they’re a good team,” Davis said.

“They did well in the cups and last year they started slow and just missed the play-offs.

“They are well trained, it will be a tough test for sure, but we are at home and we still fancy our home chances.”

Johan Caney-Bryan scored twice against his former club as Hythe edged past Sittingbourne in the league on Tuesday night.

He added to Josh Stirman’s opener and scored the winner after Ben Gorham and another goal for Jones leveled the game.