Hastings United will go to Worthing tonight still believing they have not missed their chance to progress in the FA Cup.

Isthmian Premier Rebels struck in injury time on Saturday to force a 3-3 draw and a replay against lower division United.

A trip to St Albans City awaits tonight's winners after yesterday's draw and United boss Chris Agutter hopes they can finish the job at Woodside Road.

He said: "Although financially it would be great for the club, the FA Cup isn't going to define our season.

"We watched Worthing in the build up and went into the game without any fears and pretty confident we could beat them.

"I said after Saturday that if there were any doubts about that statement before the game, then the performance highlighted that we were more than capable of beating them."

Rebels boss Hinshelwood praised his side’s never-say-die efforts to earn another crack tonight.

Hinshelwood: “There was good resilience by the players.

“It wasn’t long ago we were on the back of a heavy defeat (6-0 to Hornchurch) so I was pleased that they kept going until the end. Hastings have a great team, great management set-up and have got it just right with the blend of youth and experience.

“I had let the players know it could be the toughest test they would get at this stage of the competition.

“I wasn’t just saying it, I honestly believed it.”

Rebels have signed Olly Long, a former Newcastle under-23 who has been training with the club for a month.