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Town chase FA Cup pot of gold

Guildford first with league champions to follow on Monday

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Town chase FA Cup pot of gold

Mark Thompson - injury doubt

THATCHAM TOWN take their five-match winning streak into FA Cup and league action over the Bank Holiday weekend with money and points at stake.

A near-£2,000 purse will go to the winenr’s of Saturday’s tie with Guildford City at Waterside Park, along with a trip to Hastings United or Cray Valley Paper Mill in the next round.

And on Monday, Thatcham are back at Waterside Park for the visit of last season’s runaway Hellenic League champions Flackwell Heath.

“If you don’t look forward to a weekend like this you never will,” said Town’s co-manager Danny Robinson who warns that form counts for little in the world’s oldest knock-out competition. Since winning at Tadley Calleva in the previous round, Guildford have lost three league games in a row, conceding 10 goals.

“Anything can happen in cup football,” said Robinson. “It’s who wants to win it on the day.”

Thatcham then take on Flackwell Heath on Monday with the visitors reeling from their first defeat of the season, a 3-0 midweek reverse at Ascot United.

There is an injury doubt over Marc Thompson but Ian Davies, Lucas Burt, and Josh Helmore are definitely out while Tom Moran and Danny Lachacz return.

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