KANE Munday was quick to state the significance of Halstead Town's dramatic Tolleshunt D'Arcy Cup win as the Humbugs look to reignite their push in the Thurlow Nunn League division one south promotion race.

The Tolleshunt D'Arcy Cup may not be at the top of Halstead's priority list this year, but the manner of their 4-3 midweek win against Wivenhoe Town - that came with a last-gasp Tom Cook free-kick - was an important one according to Munday.

The Humbugs winger said it was a success that they needed after a frustrating run that had seen them drop to tenth in the table and he feels it will be a crucial lift ahead of Saturday's home game against Newbury Forest.

“It was a huge game for us because we’d been on a bit of a poor run," said Munday.

“We needed that big win in the cup to get the momentum going again.

“The lads were buzzing after the game because we all knew how much we needed that result.

“It will spur us on for Saturday I think.

“Mentally, I think our heads have dropped at times in some recent games.

“If we’ve gone a goal down it has happened, but when we went behind against Wivenhoe, we just picked it up and the lads were quality.

“To come back like that after several games on the bounce when we’ve had the same sort of thing was superb.

“I can’t praise it enough really as it was very important and so good from the lads.

“It doesn’t matter what competition it is.

“It’s a game of football and you come into it to win it.

“We’ve lacked a little bit of luck in recent games and that’s been tough.

“We know we have the quality in the squad and now we have the mentality back, we just need to push on because the league is so important for us.

“It has been a poor start from our point of view after what we did last season, but there is a massive opportunity for us as we know four go up.

“We just have to push on and the momentum we’ve got from the win against Wivenhoe can do that.

“It doesn’t matter what competition it is – in the league or cup – we just have to push on now.

“We just have to go for it."

Following Halstead's league game at home on Saturday, they will then be on their travels on Wednesday when they head to Lakenheath in the third round of the First Division Knockout Cup.