足總杯。奇彭納姆鎮 "夢想 "在歷史上首次進入第三輪比賽

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足總杯。奇彭納姆鎮 "夢想 "在歷史上首次進入第三輪比賽

奇彭納姆鎮經理加里-霍根說,他希望俱樂部能夠 "做夢",讓自己在足總杯第三輪的比賽中 "與大炮同在"。

霍根的球隊現在的目標是在周日對陣英甲聯賽的伯頓-阿爾比恩時,爭取再一次失利。

"他說:"如果你離曼聯還有90分鐘,你為什麼不想要擁抱它呢?

國家聯賽南部球隊奇彭納姆在第一輪比賽中擊敗了林肯,這要歸功於前切爾滕納姆鎮中場喬-漢克斯在半場結束前的進球,引起了人們的震驚。

他們在聯賽階梯上比伯頓低71位,但釀酒師在第一聯賽中排名第22位,在過去的三場聯賽中丟了9次。

"我們已經準備好在周日出發了。霍根說:"他們是英甲球隊,所以他們的比賽模式會非常好,我們希望他們能比林肯帶來更多的體能。

"他們會帶來更多的威脅,如果他們直接進攻的話,我們需要處理這個問題。他們會帶來一支優秀的球隊,他們不希望在自己的地盤上被人欺負。

"我們已經表明,我們可以競爭,並讓這個級別的球隊感到困難。他補充說:"他們會給我們帶來不同的考驗,但我們會充滿信心地投入其中。

這場比賽將是伯頓阿爾比恩和奇彭納姆鎮在足總杯中的首次交鋒,支持者們希望能充分利用這一機會。

六名教練和大約650名球迷預計將前往斯塔福德郡,看看他們的球隊是否能在俱樂部歷史上首次進入第三輪。

"我相信他們會發出他們的聲音。這已經很精彩了,我希望這對團體、球隊、球迷以及小鎮來說都是一個機會。

"希望我們能給他們一些歡呼的東西,或者至少是一些值得驕傲的東西,讓他們願意一次又一次地回來,"霍根說。

藍鳥隊很可能沒有他們的首輪英雄漢克斯,以及亞倫-辛普森,他們都在與傷病作鬥爭。

這就是你報名參加的原因

霍根說,這些是非聯賽足球運動員在新的運動開始時期待的日子,他希望他的隊員們能夠擁抱這一天。

"我們想做夢,想更進一步,想讓自己和大部隊一起入圍。

"這應該讓每個人都嘗到他們應該追求的東西,尤其是年輕的小伙子們,他們應該渴望變得更好,這樣他們就可以一直嘗到這個滋味,並與最優秀的人進行測試。

"作為一個非聯賽的足球運動員,這就是你在賽季開始時報名的原因。

"他補充說:"你想在聯賽中表現出色,並在足總杯中取得好成績,如果你得到一個好的平局,那麼這可能是一個巔峰,因為你沒有得到大量的機會。


Chippenham Town manager Gary Horgan says he wants the club to "dream" and get themselves "in the hat with the big guns" for the FA Cup third round.

Horgan's men are now aiming for another upset when they face League One strugglers Burton Albion on Sunday.

"If you're 90 minutes away from a Manchester United, why wouldn't you want to embrace that," he said.

National League South side Chippenham caused one of the shocks of the first round when they beat Lincoln, thanks to former Cheltenham Town midfielder Joe Hanks' goal just before half-time.

They are 71 places below Burton on the league ladder but the Brewers are 22nd in League One and have conceded nine times in their past three league games.

"We're ready to go on Sunday. They're a League One side so they're going to be very good in terms of their patterns of play and we expect them to bring more physicality than Lincoln did," Horgan said.

"They will bring more threat if they do go direct so we'll need to handle that. They'll bring a good side who will not want to be humbled on their own patch.

"We've shown that we can compete and make it difficult for teams at that level. They'll bring a different set of tests for us but we go into it full of confidence," he added.

The game will be the first-ever meeting between Burton Albion and Chippenham Town in the FA Cup proper and the supporters are looking to make the most of the occasion.

Six coaches and about 650 fans are expected to make the trip to Staffordshire to see if their side can make it into the third round for the first time in the club's history.

"I'm sure they'll make their noise heard. It's been brilliant and I hope it's an occasion for the group, the team, the fans, and for the town as well.

"Hopefully we can give them something to cheer about or at least something to be proud of and make them want to come back again and again," Horgan said.

The Bluebirds are likely to be without their first-round hero Hanks, along with Aaron Simpson, who are both struggling with injury.

'This is what you sign-up for'

Horgan said these are the days that non-league footballers look forward to at the start of a new campaign and he wants his charges to embrace the day.

"We want to dream and go that one stage further and get ourselves in the hat with the big guns.

"It should give everyone a taste of what they should aspire to be, especially the younger lads, they should aspire to be better so they can taste this all the time and test themselves against the very best.

"As a non-league footballer this is what you sign-up for at the start of the season.

"You want to do well in the league and have a good run in the FA Cup and if you get a good draw then that can be the pinnacle because you don't get loads of opportunities," he added.

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