Preview: Tudors ready for FA Cup clash with Nuneaton Town

Hemel skipper Jordan Parkes in action. Picture (c) Darren Kelly
Hemel skipper Jordan Parkes in action. Picture (c) Darren Kelly

Hemel Hempstead Town head to Nuneaton Town tomorrow as they look to cause an upset in the FA Cup fourth qualifying round.

The Tudors drew 1-1 with Conference South high flyers Ebbsfleet United last weekend, and currently occupy 18th place in the Conference South table following an inconsistent start to the campaign.

They will fancy their chances against Nuneaton, however, with the hosts struggling in 22nd place in the Conference Premier.

And Tudors boss Dean Brennan is hoping for a little bit of FA Cup magic at Liberty Way tomorrow.

“It’s nice to test ourselves away to Conference Premier side in Nuneaton,” said Brennan. “Once again it’s new ground for us and everyone at the club is really looking forward to the game.

“We know it’s going to be a tough game, but our lads will know what’s expected of them and if we are all on our game we will have chance to get a positive result.

“Like I always say in the cup, you have to earn that little bit of luck.”

During this season’s FA Cup run the Tudors have won 2-0 at home to Dunstable Town and 5-0 away at Chippenham Town, to reach the fourth qualifying round for only the third time in the club’s history.

Club captain Jordan Parkes is confident that the side can build on their stuttering start to the campaign, adding: “I don’t feel the results have done us justice so far this season; we have been playing some lovely football but haven’t been able to penetrate teams enough to get ourselves in goalscoring opportunities.

“We have also made too many individual errors which we may have got away with last season but in the Conference South teams have punished us.

“I think we need to be a bit more ruthless and not give teams a chance to get set in their shape as it’s a lot more tactical this season.”

Tomorrow’s game kicks-off at 3pm, and more information can be found at www.hemelfc.com