Preview: Tudors ready for FA Cup clash with Dunstable Town

Jordan Parkes was on the scoresheet for Hemel on Saturday. Picture (c) Darren Kelly
Jordan Parkes was on the scoresheet for Hemel on Saturday. Picture (c) Darren Kelly

The magic of the FA Cup heads to Vauxhall Road on Saturday as Hemel Town take on big-spending Dunstable Town in the second qualifying round.

The match looks set to be an entertaining clash, with Hemel representing the Conference South, and Dunstable flying high in the Southern Premier Division – one tier below the Tudors.

And Hemel boss Dean Brennan is expecting a tough challenge from the Blues.

“It’s the FA Cup and as we all know it brings excitement around the club,” he said. “The magic that a cup run brings can be life changing for all involved.

“I know a lot about Dunstable Town; they have very ambitious owners who are used to winning games of football.

“They have won back-to-back league titles in the last two years and that’s a brilliant achievement.

“They are a team that are used to winning games of football on the regular, and this season they have recruited like they mean business in the Southern Premier.

“They have signed players who last season were playing in the Football League and at Conference Premier Division clubs.

“They have had a good start to their season, but in the cup form gets thrown out the window and you need a bit of Lady Luck.

“We know it’s going to be a tough game but it’s a game we are really looking forward to.”

Saturday’s clash gets under way at 3pm, and further information can be found online at www.hemelfc.com