Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield Town set out on Road to Wembley in FA Cup

TWO Times Territory football clubs are about to set out on the road to Wembley in the FA Cup. Welwyn Garden City have been drawn away at Flackwell Heath in the extra preliminary round of the famous competition. They play tonight (Friday) with a 7.45pm kic

TWO Times Territory football clubs are about to set out on the road to Wembley in the FA Cup.

Welwyn Garden City have been drawn away at Flackwell Heath in the extra preliminary round of the famous competition.

They play tonight (Friday) with a 7.45pm kick-off.

Football committee chairman Dick Dunning is hoping the Citizens can progress through to the next round, where they will meet the winners of Oxhey Jets versus Brimsdown Rovers.


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He said: "It would be nice to get the money from an FA Cup run, and it would also be nice to be able to give it to the players."

Meanwhile, Hatfield Town host Southend Manor in the same round of the knockout competition.

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That tie is scheduled to take place at Herns Lane, WGC, tomorrow (Saturday).

Town chairman Ted Collie is also hopeful a run in the FA Cup can go towards giving something back to the playing squad.

He added: "We are always looking to give the players incentives, and hopefully any surplus that can be made from cup competitions can in some way be given back to the players."

* See next Wednesday's Welwyn & Hatfield Times for reports and reaction from both FA Cup ties.

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