Vase draw delights Deans

Horndean boss Dave Carter. Picture: Mick Young (122718-18)
Horndean boss Dave Carter. Picture: Mick Young (122718-18)
Wes Fogden is brought down against Hemel Hempstead. Picture: Keith Woodland

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Horndean are delighted with their FA Vase second round draw after landing a home tie against Western League premier division outfit Willand Rovers.

Dave Carter’s side, who host Hythe & Dibden in the Hampshire Senior Cup tonight (7.45pm), fancy their chances of going further in the competition.

The Deans pulled off one of the surprises of the last round by dumping out Wessex League premier division leaders Christchurch.

After the clash went to extra-time, they triumphed 3-1.

‘A home tie has always got to be a bonus,’ said Carter.

‘We showed at Christchurch that, at full strength, we can be a force to be reckoned with.

‘This is a competition where clubs at our level can go a long way and with a Wembley final, it is a great incentive.

‘We always seem to raise our game against the better teams but let ourselves down against the strugglers.

‘That is something we have to put right.’

Moneyfields have also netted a home draw.

They have been pitched against Wessex League premier division rivals GE Hamble.

‘It’s not the greatest draw against a team from our own league but we will have to get on with it,’ said Moneyfields boss Miles Rutherford.

‘They have beaten us twice already this season, so we will be looking for revenge.’

The FA Vase fixtures will be played on Saturday, November 17.