‘WE WILL GIVE IT A GO’ IN CONCORD TIE

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HAV­ING trav­elled to Ro­ma­nia, it is a slightly less glam­orous trip to Can­vey Is­land next for Bea­cons­field Town in the FA Cup.

Boss Gary Meakin and his play­ers will need no more mo­ti­va­tion for their third qual­i­fy­ing round tie at Concord Rangers on Oc­to­ber 6 than know­ing how pleased their op­po­nents are with the draw.

Hav­ing beaten FC Ro­ma­nia 2-0 on their own patch on Satur­day, Mon­day’s draw pitched Meakin’s men with the Can­vey Is­land-based Na­tional League South club who will be at home.

The out­come prompted Rangers man­ager Sammy Moore to tweet he was “de­lighted” while chair­man Ant Smith said: “Bea­cons­field at home in the next round, I’ll take that.”

Meakin ad­mit­ted: “With re­spect to them, it was one of those draws we re­ally wanted to avoid as if you are go­ing to play a higher league team and go out you want to make some money out of the gate at a well-sup­ported club like Wok­ing, as you take 40%.

“We don’t mind play­ing away, though, and to be hon­est it’s a free game for us. We aren’t ex­pected to win and, from their tweets, they are al­ready happy with the tie so im­ply­ing we’re not very good.

“We won’t be go­ing there to sit back and try and see out a game when you are prob­a­bly go­ing to lose any­way.

“It’s like teams when they go to Manch­ester City. How many go there try­ing not to lose and end up be­ing beaten three or 4-0. We won’t be do­ing that. We will be giv­ing it a go. We en­joy play­ing away. There’s no pres­sure on us.”

Bea­cons­field have al­ready scooped £18,000 in prize money from mak­ing it through three rounds, but Meakin main­tains the play­ers are al­ready well looked af­ter by the chair­man and those funds will be put back into where the money is needed for an out­fit who strug­gle to get gates of 100.

The boss still har­bours am­bi­tions to get to the first round proper.

“That’s the aim,” he said. “The game against Concord is winnable. We just have to hope that we are all at 100% and they play be­low their lev­els.

“In a way Concord are a ver­sion of us [lit­tle club in big­ger league] although it’s just hard to un­der­stand how some of their play­ers are prob­a­bly on around £400 to £500 a week.”

First it is South­ern League Pre­mier South ac­tion at Wim­borne.

“They are sim­i­lar in prob­a­bly think­ing they should have more points they they do,” said Meakin. “There’s a lit­tle league of around six to eight clubs around us of which they are one and it’s a league we’ve got to look to fin­ish top of.”

Che­sham United bowed out of the FA Cup 2-1 at Welling United.

Gemma Fraser fires in her third goal for Che­sham Ladies against Peter­bor­ough A HEAVY de­feat against Keyn­sham the pre­vi­ous week did not stop Che­sham Ladies from bounc­ing back with a 5-0 ham­mer­ing of Peter­bor­ough in the FA Cup sec­ond pre­lim­i­nary round.Gemma Fraser cracked a fine hat-trick, her first goal com­ing af­ter 15 min­utes, be­fore she then set up Emma Delves for the sec­ond.Fraser raced through and chipped a third for 3-0 at half-time. A de­fen­sive mix-up then handed Che­sham a fourth and Fraser lashed in for her tre­ble late on.Che­sham are still keen to re­cruit youth play­ers aged five to 11. Email bucks­girls­foot­ball@ya­hoo. com.

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