Braintree skipper Kenny Davis looking for more TV stardom
Braintree Town captain Kenny Davis is looking forward to another profitable FA Cup run this season after being pitted against Weymouth in yesterday’s Fourth Round Qualifying draw, writes Will Ridgard.
Last season’s FA Cup adventure was certainly one to remember for the Skrill Premier club as they reached the dizzy heights of the ITV television screens.
And although their big day was spoilt by a 3-0 defeat to a strong League One side in Tranmere Rovers, Davis is hopeful of more glamour and media attention this campaign.
“The FA Cup is a fantastic opportunity to put the club and town on the map,” said Davis.
“The financial benefits it brings with it are second to none and we want to emulate the same success as last year.”
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“Leading the lads out with the television sets on us last year was a great feeling and we all want that again.
“It’s a nice break for everyone involved with the club and by that I mean the friends and families of all the players as well.”
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However, Davis is not looking too far ahead just yet as his side must first travel to Southern Premier League outfit Weymouth in the Fourth Qualifying Round of the competition.
Despite their opposition plying their trade two leagues below the Essex outfit, Davis is aware of the threat Weymouth provide and insists his side must be at their best to progress.
“It’s a tough test for us away from home. We’ve got a long way to travel and we must respect them being a lower-league club.
“I would’ve preferred a home game but our away form is good and we’ll be confident yet not over-confident of getting a result,” said Davis.
Currently seventh in the league and in fine form, the season looks to be shaping up nicely for The Iron.
The tie, along with all the other Fourth Round Qualifying games, is set to be played on the 26th of this month with Essex neighbours Heybridge Swifts drawn away at Boreham Wood.