Moneys aim for Vase history

Dave Carter. Picture: Neil Marshall
Dave Carter. Picture: Neil Marshall
Lewis Fennemore is banned. Picture: Keith Woodland

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Dave Carter has predicted another tight encounter with Brimscombe & Thrupp ahead of Moneyfields’ FA Vase third round replay.

Moneys face a trip to the Cirencester-based outfit tonight for a place in the fourth round after a goalless draw in the original tie.

But there is still the chance for the Dover Road outfit to create history as they have never reached the fourth round before.

And Carter believes one goal could be enough for either side.

The Moneys boss said: ‘I think it will be a tight game and it could go either way.

‘They will feel they are favourites because we are back on their turf.

‘But we will go there and have a go.

‘We had a couple of decent opportunities to get through in the first game but it was a 50-50 game.

‘I think one goal might win it because the two teams are evenly-matched.

‘I just feel we are lacking a bit of firepower and we do need a stiker.

‘We need someone who can finish but it’s difficult to get someone in at this stage of the season.

‘We might need to muddle through this season, get players in over the summer and then have a go at it next season.’

The Moneys boss opted to rest several players at the weekend and his side went down to a 1-0 loss to Hamworthy United in the Wessex League premier division.

But he made no apology for prioritising the FA Vase.

He said: ‘I rested as many as I could as it wasn’t worth risking anyone with a knock.

‘We’re not going to win the league so the Vase is a bigger priority for us.

‘There is some big prize money, we are in the fourth round and if we get through, we have got a home tie.’