Kings Langley have been drawn at home to Folkestone Invicta in the second qualifying round of the FA Cup.

Dean Barker’s side beat Barking 3-1 on Saturday to secure their place in today’s draw and they will now take on the unbeaten Isthmian League Premier Division leaders at the Sadiku Stadium over the weekend of September 21.

A Charlie Ruff penalty gave Kings the advantage at the interval after an opening 45 minutes in which they spurned several other good chances to increase their lead, but were also fortunate not to concede on more than one occasion.

A Eoin McKeown goal established a two-goal cushion after the break, only for some slack defending to be punished by Johnny Ashman. But Max Hercules made sure of his side’s place in the next round when he applied the finish to a lengthy patient passing move in the latter stages.

Barker missed the game due to a family wedding, but Kings first-team coach Ben Andreos had mixed feelings afterwards.

“I think we made it hard for ourselves,” he admitted. “Barking are a decent outfit. They had their game plan and they stuck to it and they made it disjointed for us a little bit, but at the same time there were spells, probably the first 15 in the first half and the last 15 in the second half, where we showed our dominance and got on the ball.

“I’m a little bit disappointed with the middle section, but it’s the magic of the FA Cup isn’t it. Teams come here and they up their game. I’m pleased we’re into the next round but there are things we need to work on at the training ground.”

After playing their first five games of the Southern League Premier Central season away due to pitch renovation works, Andreos was pleased to finally play in familiar surroundings again and joked: “It’s good not to get on that coach, we’ve probably done 3,000 miles in our first five games.

“It’s good to be home, it’s good to get a lot of the fans in to support us, it’s a decent pitch and the more we play on it the more we’ll play football.”

He continued: “Going forward we looked really good today, but the way they played made us disjointed a little bit and sometimes we were out of position and we needed to settle things down and go from there. But at the same time I’m pleased with us going forward and we had three different goalscorers today so that’s always a bonus.”

Kings are back on the road tomorrow when they travel to Biggleswade in the League Challenge Cup.