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Hungerford Town manager Danny Robinson thrilled after Emirates FA Cup progression

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Danny Robinson was thrilled his Hungerford Town side were able to get revenge on Truro City in the Emirates FA Cup as they beat them 1-0.

Keith Emmerson’s late header gave the Crusaders a safe passage into the third qualifying round of the competition, just a year on from their 4-0 away defeat to the same opposition.

Robinson was disappointed with their cup exit last season, but explained his relief at progressing through to the next stage.

Hungerford Town manager Danny Robinson
Hungerford Town manager Danny Robinson

“It kind of felt we put to bed some demons after last year’s 4-0 hammering in the same competition.

“It was very scrappy, it probably wasn’t the greatest game to watch, but we stuck at it and our second-half showing meant we deserved it in the end.

“Being beat 4-0 by them last year and we knew that if we weren’t at it we would get beat.”

As a reward, they have been handed a home tie against Cirencester Town on October 2.

“I know Cirencester well from my Thatcham days, so it will be tough,” admitted Robinson. “They will come in as underdogs and we’ll be favourites.

“It’s a no lose situation for them and everything for us to lose, but that is what the FA Cup is all about because we want to progress as far as we can.”

However, before the squad can focus on the FA Cup game, they have the small matter of a Berkshire derby with Slough Town on Saturday.

“The performance levels haven’t been there in recent games, but we are getting stronger.

“Hopefully I have a full squad to choose from because we want to try and put the three points on the board.”

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