Glenn not worried by huge trip

GLENN Pennyfather believes the 340-mile, six-hour trip to Truro City in Cornwall tonight, kick-off 7:45pm, won't alter his team's chances of coming though their FA Trophy Replay to book a place in the last 32 at home to Crawley Town, with the vast majority of his squad available to travel south-west.

GLENN Pennyfather believes the 340-mile, six-hour trip to Truro City in Cornwall tonight, kick-off 7:45pm, won't alter his team's chances of coming though their FA Trophy Replay to book a place in the last 32 at home to Crawley Town, with the vast majority of his squad available to travel south-west.

Chelmsford drew 2-2 on Saturday, coming from behind twice, and their Head Coach predicts his side will be totally prepared for the six-hour jaunt, stating: “The players have to realise that if they want to progress in football this sort of trip will become more regular as the higher you go the more travelling you have to do. We'll be setting-off early and grabbing a bite to eat later to ensure we go out there with all guns blazing.”

The mid-table Zamaretto Southern League Premier outfit almost sprung a surprise at the weekend, though Glenn thinks his squad have an increased chance of success this time. “They played a different system on Saturday to when we had them watched,” he added. “We hope to have learned a lot more after now playing them once. They looked to be on a slippery slope but have a lot of ex-pros in their line-up who know the script.”

His team needed a replay to make it through the last round at AFC Hornchurch after a home draw, though Glenn draws few comparisons. He claimed: “In many ways this is very different to that tie as we threw away a 4-1 lead in that first game and then let things slip, whereas this is the other way round as we had to fight back twice. The great thing about cup football is that if you stay in the hat you get another bite at the cherry.”


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Both clubs now know victory would guarantee them a home pairing in the Second Round against Blue Square Premier club Crawley on 9th January, not to mention �5,000 of prize money. “In any cup draw you look for a home match but that isn't relevant yet,” said Glenn. “The only incentive we should need is to get Saturday out of our system. We simply have to apply ourselves better as this definitely isn't going to be easy.”

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