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FA Trophy First Round; Welwyn Garden City v Hednesford Town.


Monday 07/12/2020

The Pitmen make the long midweek trek to Hertfordshire to face Welwyn Garden City on Tuesday night in an FA Trophy tie that the hosts are calling the biggest game in their history.

The Citizens are midtable in the Southern League Division One and through to the first round proper of the Trophy after beating Isthmian League Premier outfit Horsham on penalties. Their last game, a 3-2 loss to Bedworth United, ended a run of seven games without defeat.

Pitmen manager Keenen Meakin-Richards took a few minutes out from preparing for the tie to talk about Saturday’s win against Romulus FC and his thoughts on the Welwyn Garden City game;

“It was a good second half seeing some of the youngsters come through and play and good to see the ethos running from the youngsters to the first team. Saturday was about getting back to the identity and getting some minutes. Fair play to Welwyn Garden City, they have done well to get this far. They are a big team who score a lot from set plays and quick on the counter. We will not play to the occasion but will relax and play to our identity. When we play physical teams we need to make sure we dominate the ball and pass it well on the floor, then the game becomes about intelligence and technique. It’s a tricky tie on a Tuesday night but I am confident that if we do not get caught up in the occasion, do things properly and control the tempo we will come away with the win.”

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