Look ahead to Chippenham

Greensnet Editor
Tue 11 Oct 2022, 20:18

Hendon go into Saturday’s FA Cup fourth round qualifying tie looking to bounce back from the penalty shoot-out loss to Binfield in the FA Trophy and reach the first round proper for the first time in a decade.

This will be the second meeting between the clubs, the first coming just four years ago, in the third round qualifying of the FA Cup. Hendon travelled to Hardenhuish Park for the midweek tie (our first round qualifying tie was delayed 10 days and we were playing catch-up) and the Bluebirds won 4–1, Ricardo German netting a consolation for the Greens after Nat Jarvis, Nic McCootie, 2, and George Rigg had put Chippenham in control. None of the 15 Hendon players on duty that night are still with us, while Will Richards amd Callum Gunner are the only two squad members still with the Bluebirds.

To reach this stage, the Greens won 5–1 at Potton United (Joe White, Arthur Iontton, Robbie Buchanan, Frank Keita, 2), 3–1 at home to Wingate & Finchley (Dave Diedhiou, Buchanan, White) and 3–2 against Herne Bay, again at Silver Jubilee Park. Goalscorers in that game were White (penalty), Rodell Gordon and Solomon Sambou. Chippenham, who play in the National League South, entered at the second round qualifying stage and have beaten Sholing Sports at Hardenhuish Park 3–0 (Jordan Young, Luke Russe, Harvey Greenslade) and Metropolitan Police 2–1 at Imber Court, Spencer Hamilton and Caine Bradbury scoring in the second half after trailing at the interval.

Last weekend, Chippenham were grateful to Will King for a stoppage time equaliser in their 1–1 draw at St Albans City. The result left them 14th in the table, with four wins and three draws from 11 matches.

Kick-off on Saturday is at 3.00pm.