BINFIELD V HOOPS FA VASE REPLAY PREVIEW

By Deal Town

Hoops manager Derek Hares believes his side can still upset the odds when they travel to Berkshire for Saturday’s FA Vase fourth round replay against Binfield.
The teams have to meet again after drawing 1-1 at the Charles Ground last weekend and Hares said: “Binfield probably think they’ve done enough after drawing at our place but we don’t see it like that, we still see it as a 50/50 game.
“Both teams had opportunities to win the first game. They missed a couple of chances and so did we, and both ‘keepers played well. The replay will be tough, but again it will be down to whoever performs on the day.”
Roger Herridge, Hares’ opposite number, heaped praise on his Binfield side after the first game, saying: “The boys showed a lot of determination. They would just not be beaten and I could not have been more proud of them.”
The Moles manager watched his side play 40 minutes of the second half with 10 men after Tom Melledew was shown a second yellow card, which means the experienced midfielder will be suspended for the replay, while Josh Helmore, who scored Binfield’s late equaliser at the Charles Ground, faces a fitness test.
The reward for the winners of Saturday’s replay will be a trip to County Durham to take on Northern League side AFC Consett in the last 16 on February 8.  

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