Jarrow Roofing midfielder Anth Myers insists his team-mates will not be taking any chances ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Northallerton Town in the FA Vase.
Roofing will make the trip down to North Yorkshire (The Calvert Stadium, KO 3pm) to take on the Ebac Northern League Division Two side in a second qualifying round tie.
However, long-serving midfielder Myers believes the South Tynesiders would be foolish to rest on their laurels as they prepare to face a side who have only won once in their last five games.
“Northallerton will be up for this game,” Myers said. “They will be looking to claim a victory over a side in a higher division, so we have to be prepared for that.
“We will not be taking them lightly as they are sure to give us a tough game.
“They have good sets of players every season, and they are always up their challenging for the top places.
“If we just turn up and expect to win, then there’s a very good chance that the result will not go our way.
“However, the Vase represents a great chance for non-league teams to fight for some silverware and show what they can do on the national stage.
“We have to make the most of this opportunity, especially as we got knocked out in the early rounds of the FA Cup.
“I believe there’s no reason why we can’t go far in the competition this season.”
After a tough start to the campaign, Roofing have managed to kick-start their season in the last couple of weeks.
The arrival of former Seaham Red Star boss Mark Collingwood has reinvigorated the team, and they go into tomorrow’s clash on the back of consecutive victories – a huge improvement after only tasting success once in their last nine games before last week’s win over Guisborough Town.
“After the good run that we’ve had recently, confidence levels are sky-high,” Myers added.
“We’ve now won our last two games, and that’s ideal preparation to take to Northallerton.
“We worked really hard against Guisborough, and then we battled against Sunderland RCA in midweek to secure our first home win of the season.
“Although RCA went down to nine men and made it difficult for us to get through, we did not give up.
“However, we got our reward in the end. I think this fighting spirit just shows how far the players have come recently, and it’s up to us to build on the positives from the last couple of games and really take the game to Northallerton from the start.”