17th Jan, 2019

City looking to put the brakes on Leamington's cup run

Worcester Editorial 10th Oct, 2014 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

WORCESTER City turn their attention to the FA Cup tomorrow (Saturday) when they make the short trip to Conference North rivals Leamington.

Carl Heeley’s men head to The Windmill Ground buoyed by their first away win of the season last Saturday when George Williams and Sean Geddes set them on their way to a 2-1 success at Gainsborough Trinity.

City reached the third qualifying round after a 3-1 home win over Rugby Town with Leamington getting to this stage thanks to a comfortable 4-1 victory against Worxham.

Mike Symons, Tristian Dunkley, Wayne Thomas and David McDermott are all doubts for the game but manager Heeley admitted he was hopeful at least ‘one’ of the players would be available.

The Brakes overcame Worcester twice last season following up a 3-0 win at Aggborough with a 1-0 success on their own patch.

But the Warwickshire outfit do sit two places behind the Blue and Whites going into tomorrow’s encounter.

Heeley said: “It’s the FA Cup, you go as strong as you can, it’s crucially important to both clubs.

“They’re not Mickey Mouse games where you can start playing around, we play our strongest available team and we want to get through to the next round.

“Let’s be honest, it’s not a great draw for either club, we would have both preferred an easier tie but it’s winnable for both clubs and as much as it’s a tough one for us it isn’t any easier for Leamington either.

“It’s a game that can go either way and we’ve just got to hope on that day we turn up and perform to the best of our ability and if we do we are more than capable of going through.”

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