Corinthian-Casuals are in the hat for the next round of the FA Cup but they’ll have to get past Whyteleafe first following the 0-0 stalemate at Tolworth on Saturday.

James Bracken’s side were somewhat fortuitous to still be in the competition with lower league Whyteleafe creating the better chances of the two teams.

Casuals keeper Bradley Comins was called upon a number of occasions to keep the visitors at bay.

However, neither side were able to find that elusive goal and the tie will be settled on Tuesday night at Leafe’s Church Road venue.  

“They had the better chances on the day,” admitted Bracken after the match. “On the balance of play, it was fairly even. We probably had the ball in their half more than them but we didn’t do enough with it. They’ve caught us a few times and Brad’s made a few good saves. Two or three bits of smart goalkeeping from him has kept us in the tie.

“We’re in the hat for the draw and we have another chance to secure our place on Tuesday. I said to the lads afterwards, we’ve been gifted another chance. Let’s not take it for granted and throw it away. We haven’t been good enough in this first game and we need to ensure that we’re much better, come the replay.

“Get through and I’d personally like to face a side that’s caused an upset – and from a lower level. Drawing a big club is great. Every FA Cup match is a big occasion but I’d rather see someone come out of the hat that would make us believe we have a good chance of getting through. You want to get as far as possible in this competition and if that means perceived favourable draws, then we can look forward to perhaps facing a big club down the line.

“Let’s not get ahead of ourselves. We’ve got a tough test on Tuesday. Whoever awaits in the next round will be a tough test, so there’s no easy draw.”

Casuals face Whyteleafe on Tuesday evening at Church Road.