Whitby Town were unable to guarantee their place in the First Round of the Emirates FA Cup as they drew with Stourbridge.

Matthew Tymon was on target as the game neared its conclusion to give the Blues their lifeline in the final qualifying round.

And the striker believes that his side have the confidence to be able to win their replay on Monday night.

“I’m sure we can go there and beat them,” Tymon said.

“I don’t think they showed us too much and we were quite poor but we’ve still managed to get a draw.

“We pushed on at the end and got the equaliser in a 50/50 game. It will be the same on Monday but it’s a shame it’s at their ground.”

In their first half, Whitby seemed nervous on the ball, something which could be excused in a game of this magnitude.

The players were aware themselves that they didn’t play at the levels they know they can but Tymon was pleased with the response.

“Our half-time team talk helped,” Tymon revealed.

“We felt that we were pretty lucky to go in at 0-0 at the break because they had a couple of chances and we were poor.

“We built on that in the second half and despite them taking the lead, it actually gave us a lift.”

As the striker mentioned, things did seem to improve for the Seasiders in the second half, so much so that Tymon felt Whitby were the better team.

Going behind is never easy for any team, but with such a big prize on the line the Blues gave everything after conceding and they were rewarded with an equaliser.

“We were the better team in the second half,” said the striker.

“I’m pleased that we’ll be in the hat on Monday night. I’d much rather be talking about a replay than a defeat.

“The biggest thing for a non-league club is to get into the First Round of the FA Cup so I’m glad that we managed to score to keep the dream alive.”