To be honest, I haven’t watched Guildford. I’ve been too busy trying to get some points on the board, says Rochester United boss Barry Morgan

Friday 31st August 2018

ROCHESTER UNITED manager Barry Morgan says he wants his side to carry on improving as they bid to pull off a FA Vase upset tomorrow.


Morgan takes his side to Godalming looking to send Guildford City crashing out of the competition in the First Qualifying Round.

The Spartans go into the game sitting in tenth-place in the Southern Counties East Football League First Division table with two wins on the board from five games.

Those wins have come in the past week as they defeated Snodland Town 3-2 and Kent Football United 3-1 at Rede Court Road.

“The game tomorrow will make a nice break from the league,” said Morgan.

“It’s been a tough start.  It was very good to win the last two.

“It would be great to be able to continue our mini-winning run and we’ll be trying our best to put in another improved performance tomorrow, to come away with a result.”

Guildford City compete in the Combined Counties League Premier Division and are in seventh-place with three wins from five league outings.

“To be honest, I haven’t watched Guildford.  I’ve been too busy trying to get some points on the board,” admitted Morgan, who left his assistant manager’s role at Sheppey United to take charge of relegated Rochester.

“However, it will be a tough task away from home against a team from the next level up.

“We’re a very young outfit but keen to improve and the boys are learning already, so let’s hope they’re up for it tomorrow!”

Guildford City  v  Rochester United
The Buildbase FA Vase First Qualifying Round
Saturday 1 September 2018
Kick Off 3:00pm
at Wey Court, Godalming, Surrey GU7 3JE