There will be no place to hide at Maidenhead, says Faversham Town boss Ray Turner
Thursday 25th September 2014FAVERSHAM TOWN boss Ray Turner says there is no hiding place for his side when they travel to Maidenhead United looking to cause another FA Cup upset on Saturday.
The Lilywhites are in third-place in the Ryman League Division One South table with seven wins, one draw and three defeats and they travel to play a side that play two leagues higher.
Maidenhead United are in sixteenth-place in the Vanarama Conference South table, having won three, drawn two and lost five of their league outings.
Faversham Town caused a FA Cup shock when they came away from Ryman Premier League side Leatherhead with a 2-1 win, thanks to Jack Harris scoring Kent’s goal-of-the-season.
“Saturday on paper represents a tough challenge to me as the manager and to my players,” said Turner.
“To travel to an established Conference South side will push all our players to the limit physically and mentally.
“As you go up the leagues the physicality increases and of course mistakes are less likely.
“Maidenhead like all sides will have aspects of their play that we can potentially exploit, therein lies the challenge for our players.
“We have to remain patient, except at times they will have periods of good possession, compete physically and execute our game plan to perfection.
“I am confident we will create chances and then it is down to individuals on the day.
“As a manager you are obviously keen to have your strongest squad available for games such as these. Unfortunately this is not the case which has coincided with a couple of disappointing results.
“A draw at Whyteleafe was creditable but the defeat against Burgess Hill highlighted our lack of experience and physical presence on the night.
“There have been plusses in the last two games with five of our under 21 players getting significant game time. This will only aid their development and they will become stronger for the experience and continue to create the additional playing options at my disposal.
“There will be no place to hide on Saturday, we are in good form. We will set up to score goals and make the afternoon as uncomfortable as possible for Maidenhead.”
Turner has revealed his scorers at Leatherhead, Dave Botterill and Harris, as well as Jamie Maxted, Darren Marsden and Renford Tenyue have all been ruled out for the trip to York Road.
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Maidenhead United v Faversham Town
The FA Cup Second Qualifying Round
Saturday 27th September 2014
Kick Off 3:00pm
At York Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire SL6 1SF