Kingstonian might have made things a little easier for themselves on Monday night, but a place in the FA Trophy third qualifying round was all it was about for boss Tommy Williams.

Midfielder Dan Bennett’s first half double secured a 2-1 replay win over Dorchester Town at Kingsmeadow after the 27-year-old’s late own goal on Saturday meant the original tie had finished 2-2 in Dorset.

Ks collected £3,250 in prize money and will entertain Truro City next weekend with another £4,000 up for grabs.

“We’re pleased to get a home draw and we are looking forward to it,” said Williams.

“We could have made it easier for ourselves because we missed a few chances.

“But we stood firm, defended well and we are delighted to be in the next round.

“That is what it is all about. With cup competitions it is just about getting into the next round.”

Pelayo Pico Gomez struck the post and the bar in the second half, while fit again winger Malachi Hudson fired wide when well placed and substitute Ricky Sappleton just failed to convert a Gomez cross.

And Williams feared the misses might prove costly.

“It does go through your mind – I’m not going to lie,” he added.

“Pelayo ran his socks off, he worked so hard. His performance deserved a goal and if he carries on like that then his goals will come.”

Ks return to league action on Saturday at struggling Lewes, who named former Brentford striker Darren Freeman as their new manager last month.

“I know Darren Freeman and he’ll be doing everything he can to get them out of trouble,” said Williams.

“He has made some shrewd signings and it will not be easy for us.”