Emirates FA Cup 1st Qualifying Round
Saturday 7th September 2019
Kick Off @ 3:00pm
Today we’re back on the road to Wembley as we welcome BetVictor Isthmian League North leaders Maldon & Tiptree to Bridge Road for our 1st Qualifying Round tie.
Maldon have gotten off to a flyer this season and sit atop the league table with a 100% record from their first four games. Those league wins have come at home against Soham and Witham and on the road at Brentwood and Aveley. To get to this round in the Cup they won 2-1 away at Saffron Walden Town a couple of weeks ago with both goals coming from Charlee Hughes, a striker who has found the net 5 times already this season after joining the Jammers in the summer from Brentwood Town where he grabbed over 20 goals last season.
We go into this one on the back of a hard earned win at Basildon United in the league last weekend where Ed Rolph’s late strike was enough to secure all three points. Our journey in the Cup has seen us win 3-1 at Desborough Town and most recently go through 2-1 away at Bury Town in the last round where once again, Ed Rolph grabbed the winner.
Lance will be able to call on Evan Key again after the midfielder had to sit out last weekend through suspension and keeper Sam Roach made a welcome return to action at Basildon and is available again today. Danny Gould should be ok after coming off with a knock last Saturday so Lance will be able to call on is whole squad this afternoon.
Should the scores be level after 90 minutes we will travel to the Jammers’ Wallace Binder Ground on Tuesday evening for a replay.
Kick off today is at 3:00pm.