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Chesham out to improve FA Cup record
CHESHAM United will seek FC Cup redemption tomorrow when they host Royston Town in the first qualifying round.
The Generals were dumped out of the competition by lower league Northwood last season and that wasn’t the first time they’ve suffered premature ejection from the most famous club tournament in the world.
Manager Andy Leese said: “I’ve still got players in my dressing room that are smarting from Northwood, and there’s one or two that are still smarting from previous seasons too.
“Our record isn’t great against lower league opposition and we certainly need to improve on our recent record, but I think this will be different.
“Royston have half the Cambridge City players from last season so they clearly have ambition.
“It’s going to be very competitive and I think it will be a bit more like a league game, which might suit us.
“Northwood came and beat us fair and square and on paper Royston are more experienced.
“But we’ll be fine, we’ll respond. For some of the players they’re running out of chances to progress in The FA Cup and for others they want to do it with Chesham.”
The Generals certainly go into the match in fine form.
Last weekend they put four past Truro thanks to braces from new strikers Chris Dillon and Drew Roberts, backing up another four-goal win over Bashley just days earlier.
Leese said: “We didn’t get going for half an hour on Saturday. We were slow out of the blocks but then got going in the period before half time.
“The second half was also quite even and the difference was the finishing. We’ve got a real edge in the 18-yard box and look like we’re going to score every game.
“We had nine goals and nine points last week, so we’re delighted.”
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