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Kings of Anglia Issue 8 Magazine Offer

Felixstowe & Walton travel to Ware in FA Cup

PUBLISHED: 17:01 28 August 2014 | UPDATED: 17:01 28 August 2014

Felixstowe & Walton's Jamie Cole

Felixstowe & Walton's Jamie Cole

James Ager

Felixstowe & Walton’s trip into deepest Hertfordshire throws up another tough away day for the Goldstar Ground side, writes Phil Griffiths.

Hosts, Ware FC enter the competition at this stage in line with all the other step 4 sides and should be firm favourites to progress through to the next round.

With prize money approaching £2,000 in the Preliminary Round, it would be a welcome boost for the visitors, having picked up £1,500 for their 1-0 win in east London at the Extra Preliminary Round stage a fortnight ago.

The prize on offer in addition to the money is an attractive tie, although it would be the third successive away game, at Ryman League Premier Division outfit Enfield Town.

Ware FC are no strangers to FA Cup success, having twice reached the First Round Proper, most recently in 2007 before losing out to Non-League giants Kidderminster Harriers.

They will still be smarting from last season’s early exit at the same stage when they were thumped 5-1 at their Wodson Park Stadium by Combined Counties outfit Wembley who were bottom of their competion at the time.

The two clubs have met once before, in the mid-Nineties when the Seasiders were known as Felixstowe Port & Town, Ware were a step five side at the time and the two clubs went head to head in the first round of the FA Vase with the Blues winning 4-0.

The Seasiders picked up their first win of the season in the previous round’s success against Tower Hamlets but then crashed to their second successive home league defeat two days later by the same 4-1 scoreline.

The first league success came last week, again on home soil, with a 4-2 win over Walsham Le Willows to move them into mid-table and manager Kevin O’Donnell will be looking to build on that victory starting with this encounter.

The home side have already played Ryman League Division One (North) fixtures against Wroxham and AFC Sudbury, both ending in draws and suffered a 2-1 home defeat at the hands of leaders Needham Market to give the Seasiders boss a measure of their strength.

Jamie Cole who missed the trip to Tower Hamlets returns for this cup tie and O’Donnell confirmed he has a full squad available with no injury concerns.

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