Shots vs Fleet Town

Last updated : 10 January 2006 By Stray Shots Team
Terry Brown will be looking to field a strong side tonight as Fleet Town return to the Recreation Ground for a second attempt at completing the two clubs Hampshire Senior Cup Second Round tie.

The original match was abandoned after 46 minutes due to heavy fog with the Shots leading 1-0 against a confident looking Fleet Town and with the visitors enjoying their best ever season - where they have found themselves 8th in the Ryman First Division, there is every chance of a cup upset.

Terry Brown is planning on fielding a strong side for the match featuring Tim Sills up front, Gary Holloway in midfield and Matt Somner and Greg Heald in defence.

Lewis Hamilton should play a part following his return from injury as well as the highly rated youngster Phillip Gordon who is expected to partner Sills in the attack.

Whoever wins goes straight into the next round to face Basingstoke this Saturday (ko 3pm) with the Shots, once again, otherwise inactive.

But with injuries and suspensions taking their toll, Brown admitted to the Aldershot News that he would have struggled to put a side out if they had a game on Saturday.

Steve Watson and Barnard are both suspended for next Tuesday night's derby with Woking, rendering them ineligible for the Hampshire Cup until they serve their bans.

Injuries have claimed John Brough (calf) and Nick Crittenden (ankle) while Ryan Scott and Matt Somner are both on four bookings, so the boss is wary of picking up any more suspensions.

“I was delighted to have Saturday off as we would really have been struggling. The Hampshire Cup is something I would like to win, as we're not in any other cup competitions,” said Brown.

Tonights match kicks off at 7.45pm.

With thanks to the Aldershot News.