Gale hopes for FA Cup repeat

Hawks manager Shaun Gale Picture: Dave Haines
Hawks manager Shaun Gale Picture: Dave Haines
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Shaun Gale is confident history can repeat itself after the Hawks were given a testing trip to Weston-super-Mare in the FA Cup.

Hawks will have to travel to their Blue Square South rivals in the third qualifying round clash after their 4-1 success against Sholing at the weekend.

Gale believes his men can repeat their FA Cup success at Weston-super-Mare in 2009 and move to within a single win of making the first round proper.

Weston-super-Mare currently sit in seventh spot in the Blue Square South table and picked up a 3-1 win over the Hawks in August.

Gale said: ‘You get whatever you get in the FA Cup – so we have to go down there and get a result.

‘We’re confident we can do that and progress.

‘We know a bit about them and played down there a couple of years ago and got the win we needed.

‘We all know what a great competition the FA Cup is, so we want to stay in the tournament for as long as possible and make an impression.’

Bognor also face a trip to a Blue Square South side after they were drawn against Sutton United.

The Rocks marched on in the competition with a 3-2 success at Maidstone United on Saturday.

On the same day, Sutton brushed aside Bognor’s Ryman one south promotion rivals Dulwich in a 5-1 victory.

Meanwhile, Godalming Town – who are The News’ team in our Road to Wembley feature – will play at either Yate Town or Bodmin Town.

Yate, who are based in south Gloucestershire, face Cornwall outfit Bodmin in a second qualifying round replay tomorrow night after the sides shared a 1-1 draw at the weekend.

Godalming became our adopted club after edging past Moneyfields in the first qualifying round in a replay at Dover Road.

Ties will be played the weekend of Saturday, October 15.