FA Cup 3rd Qualifying Round Preview

The FA Cup takes centre stage at The Vale this Saturday, 10 October, when Wealdstone take on Lewes of the Conference South in a huge match for both sides.

The Rooks drew 1-1 with newly promoted Staines Town at the Dripping Pan ground last Saturday but this hard won result was not sufficient to lift them from second from bottom spot in their league table. Lewes are without a win in the league so far this term but are draw
specialists having drawn 7 games and been defeated in 5, scoring a total of 9 goals and conceding 19 in the BCS.

An in-form and confident Stones side, though, will need to guard against any form of complacency in a competition that can and does often produce performances entirely unrelated to league form, quite apart from the fact that Lewes obviously play in a higher level of football.
Both sides will undoubtedly be eyeing the £7,500 prize money at stake and be hoping for a lucrative draw in the next round to aid their finances. Wealdstone will need to be at their very best, displaying the great fighting spirit shown in Saturday’s 10 man win over Canvey
Island.

One of the key danger men for Stones on Saturday will be the Rooks highly rated wide midfielder David Wheeler who has consistently caused problems for Conference South defences this season with his tricky wing play and is also their top goal scorer.

The match kicks off at 3pm at The Vale and is all pay, £10adults and £5 concessions.