Kings Langley will have “all to play for and nothing to lose” when they bid to make history and reach the third qualifying round of the FA Cup on Saturday.

The Southern League Premier Central side beat Barking 3-1 to advance beyond their first stage of the competition, but they now face a much tougher task in the shape of Isthmian League Premier Division leaders Folkestone Invicta at Gaywood Park.

“It’s possibly one of the hardest draws in the round with Folkestone being top of their league and unbeaten so far this season,” Kings boss Dean Barker admitted.

“They have a fantastic manager in Neil (Cugley) who is very experienced in football and has been a brilliant servant to their club.

“They have a good fan base so there should be a healthy crowd on the day which the players can look forward to playing in front of.

“It’s the biggest competition in the world for a reason and we will be going all out to cause an upset. It’s the furthest the club have ever been so we would love to make history. There’s all to play for and nothing to lose.”

Kings though, will go into the tie having suffered back-to-back defeats for the first time this season, although Barker and his players were left scratching their heads at how they managed to go down 2-1 at St Ives Town on Tuesday night.

The Langley manager said: “It was a really hard defeat to take when we totally dominated from start to finish.

“To hit the woodwork three times in the last five minutes showed it wasn’t going to be our night.”

Following Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at home to Hednesford Town, a positive start was rewarded as early as the sixth minute when Gary Connolly's low cross was emphatically drilled home by Charlie Ruff.

The visitors continued to create opportunities but could not add to their advantage and their profligacy was to prove costly in the 36th minute when an attempted clearance from a free-kick ricocheted off Charlie Pattison past the despairing Melvin Minter to concede an own goal.

The second half started in much the same vein as the first, with Kings enjoying the lion's share of the possession, but unable to make the vital breakthrough against a resolute home defence.

The sucker punch duly came in the 60th minute after another free-kick delivery into the box dropped to well-placed Jack Snelus, who rifled home.

Kings tried manfully to restore parity for the rest of the half but, despite a seemingly endless stream of corners and a frenetic five-minute spell which saw them hit the woodwork three times and goalkeeper Martin Conway make a similar number of outstanding saves, the equaliser would not come.

Kings Langley: Minter; G Connolly, Doyley, Adebiyi, K Conolly (Farrell 88); Collins, Pattison (Crawford 64); Campbell-Mhlope (Hercules 75), Ruff, Weiss; McKeown. Subs not used: Victor, Coldicott-Stevens.