Sunday 9th October
Adam Martin, Chesham Utd's man of the match, battles in the 1-1 draw v Merthyr Town with Mat Mitchel-King in close support: all images courtesy of Trevor Hyde
This Tuesday 11th October Chesham Utd travel to Potters Bar Town for this League Challenge Cup Round One match. This is the first of two cup games between these sides this week, with the teams also facing each other at The Meadow on Saturday 15th October in the FA Cup Fourth Qualifying Round. This League Cup game was originally scheduled for October 4th but was rescheduled due to Potters Bar having unfinished business in their FA Cup Third Qualifying Round away replay in which they did magnificently to knock out Bath City, flying high in the National League South, and so set up Saturday's FA 4QR match at Chesham
In the sides most recent matches Potters Bar lost 2-0 at home v Horsham in the FA Trophy Preliminary Round whilst Chesham were held 1-1 at home in a tight battle v Merthyr Town in the Southern Premier league
The League Challenge Cup is played to a conclusion on the night; there is no extra time, so if the sides are level after ninety minutes the game goes straight to penalties.
The venue is Potters Bar Town FC, The Pakex Stadium Parkfield, Watkins Rise (off The Walk), Potters Bar, Herts, EN6 1QB. Link to details on Potters Bar Town's website here
Manager Andy Leese commented:
"The League Cup game has thrown up a real dilemma this week! We will give our younger players in the club the chance to play tomorrow night, and to experience the level. Potters Bar will do the same as we both look to prepare for the weekend without further risk of injury or fatigue.
"We did ask for the game to be moved to help both clubs, but to no avail. It gives the young lads an opportunity to stake a claim for the weekend and it might give Toby Little a chance to test his fitness.
"Please get along and support the lads if you can!"
Other Chesham Utd News
The 1st XI's next fixture after Tuesday's League Cup game v Potters Bar Town is at home to Potters Bar in the FA Cup Fourther Qualifying Round on Saturday 15th October KO 15:00
Reserves next match is at home v Penn & Tylers Green (Wycombe Challenge Cup First Round) on Wed 19/10 KO 19:45
Ladies won 2-1 at home v London Corinthians (FA Cup Third Round Qualifying) on Sun 9/10. Ladies next match is away v Marlow Ladies (Berks & Bucks Womens Senior Cup First Round) on Sun 16/10 KO 14:00.
U18's next match is away at Hemel Hempstead Town Whites on Thu 13/10 KO 19:30
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