Hoops manager Derek Hares is relishing the prospect of taking on Binfield in the last 32 of the FA Vase on Saturday.
He said: “We feel we’ve got a good chance against anybody at home. We’ve got a good record here and hopefully there will be a big crowd to spur us on.”
But Hares knows that Binfield are likely to provide stiff opposition. The Berkshire club are currently in third place in the Hellenic League Premier Division after four straight wins and Hares said: “They’re a good side and it will be a tough game but they won’t be looking forward to coming here.
“Everyone’s up for it, everyone’s looking forward to it, and there’s no reason why we can’t go through because it’s not as though we are playing a team from a league above. And if we get through this round and into the last 16 then everyone starts dreaming a bit.”
Sam Wilson is still sidelined by his knee problem and captain Luke Bigginton is a doubt but Hares’ squad has been boosted by the resigning of Jack Paxman this week while Kane Smith should be fit to return.”
The Hoops held their end –of-season “presentation evening” on Friday but, like so much else at the moment, it took place in unusual circumstances. Because