Ipswich Wanderers chairman hoping for big crowd at Wednesday’s FA Cup replay against Wingate & Finchley

Ipswich Wanderers' chairman Terry Fenwick

Ipswich Wanderers' chairman Terry Fenwick - Credit: Archant

Ipswich Wanderers chairman Terry Fenwick has called on the town’s football fans to back the Thurlow Nunn Premier side in the FA Cup on Wednesday night (tomorrow).

Wanderers host Ryman Premier side Wingate & Finchley in their FA Cup First Qualifying Round replay at Humber Doucy Lane, hoping to set up a tie at Southern League Premier outfit, Hitchin Town, in the next round.

Yesterday’s draw saw Glen Read’s side pitted against the Hertfordshire-based club, should they overcome Wingate, while Leiston were handed a tough away trip to Ryman Premier rivals Hendon and Needham Market were drawn at home to London Tigers, with all games to be played on Saturday, September 27.

“It’s all set up for a big clash on Wednesday night and with Ipswich Town not in action, hopefully we can get a few more people through the gate,” said Fenwick, pictured.

“We had a great day on Saturday, and there was a good atmosphere on the coach.


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“It’s nice that we have the replay at our place and not down there on a Wednesday night. Their players will have to leave off work early and get through the traffic in London.

“Hopefully we can get the win then who knows what could happen in the next round?”

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Wanderers will pocket £3,000 should they progress past the First Qualifying Round with £4,500 on offer at the next stage.

Such money is crucial for clubs like Wanderers,

“We are having a new clubhouse extension which we are hoping will be ready for November 14 when ex-Chelsea midfielder Ron Harris joins us for ‘Chairman’s Night,” added Fenwick.

“The money comes in handy for that tin of paint and such things, but the players don’t play for free either.

“We want to go forward as far as we can as a club.”

Prices for tomorrow night’s game at Wanderers are £6 adults and £3 concessions.

FA Cup Second Qualifying Round: Hendon v Leiston, Needham Market v London Tigers, Hitchin v Wingate & Finchley/Ipswich Wanderers, Belper/Coalville v Lowestoft Town, Chelmsford City V Worthing

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