This is my first experience being involved in The FA Cup and it feels very exciting to be part of something so historic and institutionally English, says Faversham Town coach Grant Taylor
FAVERSHAM TOWN coach Grant Taylor says he is looking forward to being involved in his maiden FA Cup tie tomorrow.
James Collins’ side travel to Chipstead in Surrey in the Preliminary Round tomorrow after kicking-off their Isthmian League South East Division campaign with a 1-0 win at Phoenix Sports last weekend.
“We started our league campaign at Phoenix Sports and although the performance wasn’t exactly what we wanted, it’s always good to get three points away from home,” said Taylor.
“It is still early days and we know the boys have lots more to offer as the season goes on.”
Chipstead play at the same level as the Lilywhites and kicked-off their Isthmian League South Central campaign with a 2-1 defeat at Bedfont Sports last weekend.
“With just one league game played we now turn our attention to The FA Cup and another away game against Chipstead,” added Taylor.
“We expect it to be a pretty evenly matched game with our opposition competing in the South Central division of our league.
“Looking at our previous encounters, not many matches have ended in a draw but anything can happen in The FA Cup. It’s a special competition that brings out the best in players.
“When speaking about The FA Cup it is so hard not to use cliches but going as far as we can in the competition is so important, not just to the club, fans and players, but to all of the people behind the scenes who make the club tick and the community we represent.
“It would bring a feel-good factor to the club and the town.
“For me personally this is my first experience being involved in The FA Cup and it feels very exciting to be part of something so historic and institutionally English. Saturday can’t come quick enough!”
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Chipstead v Faversham Town
The Emirates FA Cup Preliminary Round
Saturday 21 August 2021
Kick Off 3:00pm
At High Road, Chipstead, Surrey CR5 3SF