DAVE Anderson has dismissed a suggestion Chertsey Town are favourites to reach the FA Vase final because they have home advantage in the second leg.

The Curfews are tied at 1-1 with Northwich Victoria following a first meeting at Wincham Park last weekend but their manager warned against assuming they have done the hard part when it comes to securing a spot in a Wembley final.

"It's all to play for," he told the Non-League Show podcast.

"People have said 'Well done' to me after the first game but I don't read anything into the fact we're at home on Saturday and were away last Sunday.

"Northwich Victoria are a good football team run by good people. And so are we.

"Whatever wins there will be good people going through."

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Anderson said the weather disrupted the teams' first meeting.

Dave Taylor's goal in the moments before half-time for Chertsey was cancelled out when Harvey Whyte rifled a rising shot past goalkeeper Nick Jupp after the interval.

"The game was hindered by the conditions," added the Northern Irishman.

"I think both sides struggled in a strong wind that was blowing down the pitch.

"We had it [behind us] in the first-half and looked more dangerous and they had it in the second and posed more of a threat.

"I think a draw was a fair reflection of what happened because really the wind won."

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The former AFC Wimbledon, Harrow Borough and Hendon boss hopes to the second leg at Alwyns Lane is more of a spectacle.

A big crowd is expected, including a sizeable travelling contingent from Cheshire.

He added: "I just hope, looking at the two teams, the game gets better conditions and lives up to what it could be.

"These are nervous occasions, I won't kid otherwise.

"But after seeing Northwich, and knowing what my own players are capable of, there could be a cracker in there.

"Don't get me wrong, as a manager I'd settled for the worst game of football you've ever seen and we go through after winning 1-0.

"I'll hold up my hands to that and there isn't a boss in the world that wouldn't."