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Match preview - Cheshunt

By LFC Media

Blues welcome Cheshunt to Victory Road for an FA Cup First Qualifying Round replay

Match Information
Emirates FA Cup First Qualifying Round replay
Blues v Cheshunt
Tuesday, September 11th 2018
Kick Off 7.45pm
LTAA, Victory Road, Leiston, Suffolk, IP16 4DQ
Tel: 01728 830308

Admission charges
Adults £11
Concessions £8
Students (with ID) £6
Under 16’s £2

Matchday Programme £2

Car Parking (free of charge)
Main Car Park and overspill car park available

Catering Information
Large bars, Internal and external catering facilities with hot and cold food

Match Preview
Just when it looked like we wouldn’t be having many midweek fixtures, two come along within a week! To be honest, I doubt many of those watching at the Cheshunt Stadium last Saturday around 4.20pm would have envisaged we would be staging a replay but that’s the beauty of the FA Cup and a sterling fightback from the Blues not only forced a replay, but a second bite at that £6000 prize plus the opportunity of a home tie in the next round against Hastings United.

Tuesday's visitors, the Ambers, play a League lower than the Blues in the Bostik League Division One South Central. During the 2011/2012 we faced Cheshunt twice and on both occasions were victorious 2-0. The Ambers are managed by former Billericay Town and Kingstonian boss Craig Edwards who kept up his record of having never been beaten by Leiston at home with either Billericay Town or Kingstonian on Saturday. Included in the visitors squad is striker Ricky Sappleton who scored one of the Billericay Town goals that defeated the Blues in the FA Cup First Qualifying Round back in 2013, the last time Leiston were defeated in the First Qualifying Round.

Tuesday night is the Blues 67th FA Cup tie with five of those ties going to home replay’s. The Blues have suffered home replay defeats to Gothic (1946) and Brook House (2005) but have tasted victory over Stoke United (1948), Felixstowe & Walton United (2004) and the last home replay saw a 2-1 victory over Folkestone Invicta in September 2010 who at the time were two League’s higher than the Blues.

After Saturday's entertaining match I am sure we will be in for another thrilling contest at Victory Road on Tuesday night.

Updated 21:02 - 10 Sep 2018 by LFC Media

Where next?

Potential home draw in the FA Cup Blues will host Hastings United if they can first defeat Cheshunt
Suffolk FA Premier Cup Final travel Coach details to Portman Road

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