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Chesham United (A) - 30th September 2023
By Josh Cole
We continue our FA Cup journey with a trip to Chesham United for the Third Qualifying Round with a place in the Fourth and final Qualifying Round and the opportunity of an appealing National League draw at stake for both teams!
Margate were knocked out of the DFDS Kent Senior Cup in the First Round by Hythe Town on Tuesday Night losing 2-1, albeit with a rotated and young side. You can read the match report by clicking here.
FACING A FAMILIAR CLUB
Steve Cawley and Phil Roberts will know The Meadow very well from their time with Chesham. Cawley made his debut for the claret and blue side in 2007 and stayed there for two seasons (07/08, 08/09) making 51 appearances in that time. Phil Roberts was on loan to Chesham from Chelmsford making his debut in 2017.
CUP JOURNEY’S SO FAR
Chesham United, also known as ‘The Generals’ faced Walton & Hersham in the First Qualifying Round which they would win 1-3 away. They then went on to face Farnham Town in the Second Qualifying Round where they would win 1-2 away from home once again.
The ‘Gate started our journey against Hendon, who are in the same league as Chesham, and won that game 2-3 away from home, setting up a tie against Folkestone Invicta in the Second Qualifying Round. The clash at Hartsdown Park was tense and required a last-minute Antonis Vasiliou goal to force a replay as the game ended 2-2. We then travelled to The Alcaline Stadium and put in a superb performance to win 1-3 and progress to the Third Qualifying Round for the first time since 2017!
LAST FIVE: CHESHAM
5th September – Win vs Hanwell Town, away (0-3) League
9th September – Win vs Merthyr Town, away (1-3) League
16th September – Win vs Farnham Town, away (1-2) FA Cup Second Qualifying Round
23rd September – Loss vs Winchester City, home (1-2) League
26th September – Draw vs Walton & Hersham, away (2-2) League
LAST FIVE: MARGATE
9th September – Win vs Potters Bar, home (2-1) League
16th September – Draw vs Folkestone Invicta, home (2-2) FA Cup Second Qualifying Round
19th September – Win vs Folkestone Invicta, away (1-3) FA Cup Second Qualifying Round Replay
23rd September – Loss vs Canvey Island, away (4-1) League
26th September – Loss vs Hythe Town, away (2-1) DFDS Kent Senior Cup First Round
Margate and Chesham have only met one time in the last ten years with Chesham winning that game 0-3 at Hartsdown Park in the FA Trophy Third Qualifying Round on the 16th of November 2013.
The referee on Saturday will be Josh Crofts and he will be assisted by Matthew Ball and Samuel Olhausen!
Margate will be back in blue for this FA Cup tie with Chesham in their claret and blue home strip!
If you aren’t able to make it to this FA Cup game, then make sure you are following our official X account @margate_fc for live match updates from 2:15pm onwards!
Friday, 29 September 2023
By MFC Media