Citizens looking to cause FA Cup upset

PUBLISHED: 11:15 11 September 2014 | UPDATED: 11:48 11 September 2014

The FA Cup

The FA Cup

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Welwyn Garden City’s FA Cup adventure continues on Saturday as they travel to Thurrock for their first round qualifying clash.

Thurrock are managed by former Stevenage and Gillingham boss Mark Stimson and play in the Ryman League Division One North, two steps higher than SSML Division One WGC.

However, the Citizens have started the season in fine form and are 10 games without loss in all competitions.

City boss Adam Fisher said: “We will go there confident, but respectful of the fact that they play two divisions higher.

“We will go there with belief and if we turn up and perform on the day there’s no reason why we can’t get a result, even if that’s a replay back at Herns Lane.”

WGC have already knocked-out Hadley and Saffron Walden Town, both after replays, and have been backed by an army of supporters.

Two coaches will be heading to Thurrock with fans who will be behind their side once again.

“When the lads have played in front of large crowds this season they have not let themselves down and so people have then wanted to come back and watch us,” said Fisher.

The match is an opportunity for WGC’s players and management to pit their wits against higher placed opposition.

Fisher added: “It will be a good test as we have lads who want to play at a higher level and it will be good to see if [Joel] Norris and [Jason] Caswell, who score goals at our level for fun, can do it against them.

“Also for me as a manager to go up against someone like Mark Stimson who has managed in the Football League will be a good experience so it is all good.”

For updates from Saturday’s match follow @whtimes and @hemosportsed on Twitter.


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