Luke Joyce has every confidence that Stanley can go to Stevenage and win on Sunday.
Despite the Reds winning just three away games all season – but drawing 14 – the midfielder is confident Stanley can come away from Broadhall Way with a vital lead going into the second leg next week.
"It’s a one-off game and you probably now have to ignore the league form and just concentrate on the 90 minutes ahead," said Joyce with the Reds the in-form team going into the play-off semi-finals.
"I think it is better that we are away first as it could prove vital to have that second leg at home but we’re going there on Sunday to win the game. We’re not going to play for a draw."
Stevenage have had the jitters in recent games but Joyce says that counts for nothing.
"I don’t think we can look too much at the results on the final weekend because these are two games and that’s it.
"We’ll be fired up, they’ll be fired up and it’s just about whoever is the best team over the 180 minutes.
"A lot of our lads are young and this is probably going to be the biggest game of their career so far.
"Then the game after that becomes the biggest game of our careers.
"This is what you’ve got to strive for and hopefully we can progress.
"I’d say it was the biggest of my career, apart from perhaps my debut. It’s going to be massive.
"We’ve got a lot of young lads in the changing room and we’re all raring to go."
Despite having a young side with many not having experienced a sudden-death situation, Joyce thinks the players can keep a calm head.
"We’ve got a few experienced lads in Andy Parkinson and Sean Hessey and even Andy Procter to an extent who is a bit older and played a lot of games for the club, but I don’t think there’s been too many lads who have been involved in the play-offs.
"It’s going to be new to a lot of the lads but we’ll just try and approach Sunday as if it’s any other game.
"Then we go back to our place on Friday where we’re on a great run so we’ll be full of confidence."
Joyce says there will be some text banter as he is friends with Accrington-born Stevenage midfielder Joel Byrom, a former Stanley player.
"I know Joel Byrom pretty well because we played together at Northwich for a while. I’ve just seen that he’s back in the Stevenage team because they had a couple of players sent off at Northampton.
"I’ll look forward to playing against him if he plays and I am sure there will be a few texts flying around in the build-up to the game."