Maltby Main hit the FA Cup trail

By | 09/08/2019

Maltby Main hit the FA Cup trail
Maltby Main celebrate their equaliser in last week's 2-2 draw against Liversedge. Picture by STEVE METTAM

MALTBY Main are fancying another dose of FA Cup success as they prepare for tomorrow's extra preliminary round tie away to Shepshed Dynamo.

The Miners bumped out Athersley Recreation and Runcorn Linnets last year before attracting national attention when they hosted Frickley in the third qualifying round.

The tie, screened by the BBC, attracted a club record crowd of 504 to Muglet Lane and despite losing 2-1, Main went away with more than £5,000 in prizemoney, plus TV revenue.

Maltby, who kicked off their Northern Counties East League Premeir Division campaign with a 2-2 draw at home to Liversedge last Saturday, would love another good run in the cups, starting down in Leicestershire at Shepshed's Dovecote Stadium tomorrow (3pm).

Shepshed have history in the competition themselves, going all the way to the first round proper in 1982 before losing to Preston North End.

Maltby manager Scott Mason said: “It will be a good trip and it should be a good tie. Shepshed played Worksop Town, who won our league last year, and took them to a replay.

Ben Algar tussles for possession against Liversedge.

“In the FA Vase we've been drawn away to Maine Road from Manchester. It means we've got to play two tough away ties but we all enjoy these days out. 

“All the lads and the committee will be on the coach and they are good trips, especially when you go and get a result like we did in the FA Cup last year (at Runcorn).

“Of course we had a good cup run last year which ended with us getting on the telly against Frickley, so we are hoping to go one better this season in both competitions.

“The revenue all helps because it costs to run a football club and the further we go, the better. It helps finance a few things.”

Kick-off is 3pm.

Full local football round-up, including the opening-day wins for Parkgate and Swallownest, in today's Advertiser.


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