Corinthian-Casuals booked their place in the next round of the FA Trophy following a convincing 2-0 win over AFC Dunstable on Non-League Day last Saturday.

Josh Uzun’s 10th minute strike and Jack Strange’s second half header was enough to separate the sides, earn Casuals £3,000 in prize money and secure a home tie against Hertford Town in the next round of the competition.

“We didn’t do ourselves justice in the FA Cup, said Manager James Bracken who’d also scooped the league’s Manager of the Month award on the same day. “For me, it put more emphasis on our desire to do well in this competition.

“I want to win everything. Are we going to win the FA Trophy? Maybe not, but why not have those ambitions whilst we’re in it. We’ll try to win every game and see where it takes us.”

Josh Uzun opened the scoring early latching onto a Reyon Dillon pass and finding the bottom corner.

Matters were made worse for the Bedfordshire-based club after James Bishop was dismissed for a dangerous tackle that reduced the visitors to ten men.

Casuals continued to dominate play but only added a second on 73 minutes when defender Jack Strange brilliantly headed home an Uzun corner to seal the tie.

“Good performance today,” continued Bracken.

“Competent, comfortable, controlled especially when tempers could have boiled over. We kept our lid and played well. I wouldn’t rate any of our lads less than a 7 today.

"I thought Tommy Smith was superb. He’s had to be patient for opportunities but come in and didn’t put a foot wrong.

“Both goals were pleasing; first thing we did today was positionally swap Jordan Clarke and Josh Uzun and within thirty seconds of that, Josh has popped up in that position and scored.

“I think we’ve scored about ten set pieces in three years. I’ve read the riot act to them, gone and won the ball a few times myself and shown them how easy it is. Second half, Jack Strange has come out and buried one.

“Everything we’ve worked on this year, whether it’s conceding goals or not scoring enough, when we’ve addressed it, we’ve had a positive reaction.

“We put in some lovely free kicks and corners in the first half and yet we don’t look like we’re going to get anywhere near them. I told them how you get on the end of them and the next corner we put in, Jack Strange has done what I’ve asked him to do and scored a lovely goal. Hopefully, that’s a penny dropping for him and a few others.

“We need twenty set-piece goals this season. It’s not unrealistic. For me, we should be scoring from a corner every other game. That’s something we’ll look to improve on over the coming games as well.”

Casuals travel to Cray Wanderers in the Bostik League South on Saturday.