It's not about the performance but the result, says Sittingbourne boss Matt Wyatt
Friday 29th August 2014SITTINGBOURNE manager Matt Wyatt says he’s expecting a very tough game against lower-league Dorking Wanderers in The FA Cup tomorrow.
The two sides meet in the Preliminary Round at Woodstock Park with £1,925 in prize money up for grabs.
Dorking Wanderers arrive sitting in third-place in the top-flight (Division One) of the Sussex County League.
They have claimed three wins and a draw from their four games and thrashed Southern Counties East Football League side Crowborough Athletic 7-0 in an Extra Preliminary Round replay after playing out a goal-less draw at home.
Sittingbourne go into the game as favourites as they sit in the top eight in the Ryman League Division One South table, but go into the game on the back of back-to-back defeats to Whyteleafe (0-1) and Folkestone Invicta (2-3).
“My thoughts are it will be a very tough game against Dorking Wanderers, who have only conceded one goal in all competitions,” said Wyatt.
“It will be a very tough and difficult game.”
Both clubs will give their right arm to scoop the prize money that’s up for grabs tomorrow afternoon.
“This game means so much to our club with the amount of money on show,” said Wyatt.
“Clubs like us need to go on a good Cup run to make the rest of the season ok financially.
“It’s not about the performance, but the result.”
Sittingbourne reached the Third Qualifying Round last season when they lost 4-1 to Conference South side Staines Town, which scooped the club £9,245 in prize money, in what was to be their first season playing their home games at Woodstock.
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Sittingbourne v Dorking Wanderers
The FA Cup Preliminary Round
Saturday 30th August 2014
Kick Off 3:00pm
At Woodstock Park, Broadoak Road, Sittingbourne, Kent ME9 8AG