FA CUP SPECIAL: Welling United will rise to the big occasion, says coach Matthew McEntegart

Saturday 05th December 2015

WELLING UNITED coach Matthew McEntegart says his players are going to rise to the big occasion on Sunday.


The Wings welcome League Two side Carlisle United to Park View Road with the reward of a dream place in The FA Cup Third Round up for grabs.

PREARED: Welling United coach Matthew McEntegart (right) says his players will rise to the occasion when the Kent club meet Carlisle United in The FA Cup Second Round on Sunday.
Photo: Tom Riding/Welling United FC

A crowd of over 2,000 is expected to flock through the turnstiles to see if the Vanarama National League outfit can create a FA Cup upset by knocking out Keith Curle’s side.

“It’s been a very good week so far, the boys have looked very sharp and like Loui said the one thing with these lads that they do love big occasions, big games and they’re chomping at the bit for it,” said McEntegart, at Friday’s press conference staged at the club’s hired training ground at Coldharbour Leisure Centre in Mottingham.

“I don’t think they’ll be a danger of us giving too much respect, no not at all. If anything I think that will work in our favour because I know they’ve scored a lot of goals but they’ve also conceded a hell of a lot so there’s definitely areas for us to be very dangerous.

“There’s areas for us to expose. We spoke about those already, it’s just down to the boys being able to carry out the game plan and having the courage and bravery to carry out the game plan.

“I don’t think there’s any pressure on us. Carlisle and their fans and their management team will be fully expecting to turn up and have a nice day at the office and a good FA Cup game and they should be, a club of their size. They should be turning up and doing that.

“There’s no pressure on our lads at all. It’s a great day for us. It’s a great day for us to turn up, no expectation on our shoulders and the lads to go out and play some good football, some good performances and go and show people how good they are.”

With a worldwide television audience and the BBC covering parts of the key game during the course of Sunday, McEntegart knows it’s a great stage for the players, who train three mornings a week.

He said: “They love the big occasion and it’s a great chance for them to showcase to people what they’re all about, show people how far they’ve come this season and what good players they are, so I don’t think it’s going to bypass them one bit.”

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Welling United  v  Carlisle United
The FA Cup Second Round (Sponsored by Emirates)
Sunday 6th December 2015
Kick Off 2:00pm
at Park View Road, Welling, Kent DA16 1SY