Dean Brennan said patience “was key” for Wealdstone in their 4-0 FA Cup third qualifying round replay win against Bristol Manor Farm.

After being held to a goalless draw by their step eight opponents in Saturday’s original tie, but goals from Jacob Mendy, Michee Etefe, Billy Clifford and Dennon Lewis set up a tie with Maidenhead United.

Speaking to the club website after the game, Brennan said: “Patience was key for us. Full credit to Bristol Manor Farm, they made blocks, they defended warrior-like over the two games. We felt that with the game back here in the replay, the pitch is a little bit better, a bit slicker, it was nice for us tonight.

“We just had patience. I think Mendy scored the first goal, a fantastic team goal. We created plenty of chances and all in all I’m delighted with the victory.”

Wealdstone have been going well in the National League South, currently sitting at the top of the table, and Brennan says confidence will be high upon their return to league matches at Chelmsford City.

He said: “I think the confidence is high within the group. I think that’s our 14th game and we’ve got 11 victories in the 14 games, so confidence is high. The competition for places is good. We managed to get some minutes out of a few lads today.

“We’ve got no Connor Smith this weekend and I don’t think Mendy is available either, so those two will miss out this weekend and that’s a bit of a blow. It’s a tough place to go, I have no doubt that they’ll be in and around the title race. They’re investing, they’ve got a top manager and they’re a good football club, so we're looking forward to the game."