Chichester City relish Billericay battle

Molly Clark scores for Chichester City against Loughborough Foxes. Picture: Sheena Booker
Molly Clark scores for Chichester City against Loughborough Foxes. Picture: Sheena Booker
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Chichester City boss Matt Wright has spoken of his excitement at the National League Cup second round draw.

The Green Army will travel to National League division one south east Billericay Town next Sunday (2pm).

The two sides have yet to meet in competitive football but Town have a host of players who were formerly with City’s National League southern premier division rivals C&K Basildon.

And Wright is relishing the tie.

The City manager said: ‘It’s a fantastic draw. Billericay are a good side, they have made some good signings this season and they are climbing their league.

‘They are going to be a tough opposition.

‘We’re coming up against players we know and who we are familiar with.

‘We came across them last season, so hopefully we can take a little bit from that.

‘It’s a bit of an unknown set-up but they are flying through the league and look really strong in that division.

‘It’ll be a tough test for us.

‘Obviously we’d love to play all our cup ties at Oaklands but Billericay away is not too bad.

‘It’s not the other end of the country, so the journey should be fairly comfortable.

‘It should be quite exciting going up there and playing a different team at a stadium we haven’t come across.’

Last weekend Chichester edged to a 1-0 win at Loughborough Foxes.

A solitary Molly Clark strike was enough to maintain the Green Army’s unbeaten run on the road.

The victory left Chichester third in the southern premier division table – four points adrift of leaders Coventry United.

n Chichester City’s development squad have been drawn at home to AFC Wimbledon in the third round of the National League Reserves Cup.

The tie will be played on Sunday, October 21.

n Alex Collighan helped Northern Ireland under-19s get their European Championships qualifying campaign off to a flying start with a goal in a 7-1 win over Estonia on Tuesday.