Emirates FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round
Saturday 11th August 2018
Kick Off @ 3:00pm
Tomorrow afternoon we entertain Peterborough Northern Star at The Glassworld as we kick off our Emirates FA Cup campaign for 2018/19. After a good start in the league everyone at the club is looking forward to getting our FA Cup campaign underway.
The team found a way to win when not playing at their best on Tuesday night against Long Melford and that shows that there is character and determination within the squad that will stand us in good stead as the season progresses.
Our FA Cup campaign last season was one to forget as we fell at the first hurdle. Northampton ON Chenecks beat us 1-0 at The GW last August and Lance will without doubt want to put that right this weekend and set up another home tie in the next Round as the winners will host either Raunds Town or Eynesbury Rovers in the Preliminary Round in a couple of weeks time.
The Gaffer was without defenders James Chivers (illness) and Rob Ruddy (fatherhood – congratulations Rob!) on Tuesday but both are expected to be back in contention for this game. Striker Dan Brown will also be involved for the first time tomorrow since breaking his wrist against Cambridge City in pre-season.
Northern Star have not had the best of starts to their season, beaten 3-0 at Wellingborough Town on the opening day and 0-4 at home by Rugby Town last Saturday but as we all know, the form book goes out the window when it comes to Cup games and Lance knows that any complacency on the day will be punished by our visitors.
Kick Off is at 3:00pm and if a replay is needed that will take place on Tuesday evening at Star’s Chestnut Avenue Stadium.