Glenn looking no further than tonight
CHELMSFORD City Head Coach Glenn Pennyfather refuses to focus on Chelmsford's potential First Round Draw at home to either Truro City or Gloucester City as he leads his team into a replay tonight against AFC Hornchurch at Bridge Avenue, kick-off 7:45pm, confirming: “We're not looking beyond this replay.
CHELMSFORD City Head Coach Glenn Pennyfather refuses to focus on Chelmsford's potential First Round Draw at home to either Truro City or Gloucester City as he leads his team into a replay tonight against AFC Hornchurch at Bridge Avenue, kick-off 7:45pm, confirming: “We're not looking beyond this replay.”
The Clarets reluctantly take-on their Ryman League Premier Division opponents for a second time having squandered a three-goal lead late in the original game on Saturday, drawing 4-4 at Melbourne, and Glenn is keen to ensure history doesn't repeat itself.
He claimed: “I've watched the video of the game and the discipline of some of our players at 4-1 wasn't acceptable and we showed too much naivety. But we're still in there fighting and we've been playing well away from home recently, showing a strong character, so we just need to focus on the quality that earned us that 4-1 lead in the first place.”
Pennyfather preferred not to comment on whether he would give the same side an opportunity to put the record straight or make wholesale changes, adding he was not yet certain which cards to play against Colin McBride's Urchins: “I'm still mulling things over as I was disappointed with some peoples' performances on Saturday so I will pick the right players to do the job.
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“We had that job done already at one stage at the weekend so we have no fear in achieving that again. We have to make sure we don't give them another lift, like we also did in our previous two home games.”
Wembley Stadium's draw for the next round at paired the winners, who would pick-up �4,000 for a victory, with one of two West Country sides.
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Extra time and penalties could eventually come into play on this occasion, and Pennyfather reinforced a major hurdle needs to be jumped first. “Both our sides will look towards this home draw in the next round, for us against a team from a lower division, and see that it's winnable,” he added.
“But we're not looking beyond this replay yet, then our next focus will be on Weston on Saturday. Hornchurch have nothing to lose.”