Moneyfields are bracing themselves for two weeks of cup football starting against Tadley Calleva in the Wessex League Cup at Dover Road tomorrow (3pm).
Manager Dave Carter is treating the tie as a very important part of the build-up to their FA Vase showdown at Hallen next weekend.
After having their last league game washed out, Moneyfields are desperate to get back into action.
‘The FA Vase is the biggest cup competition left for us so we need to get ourselves ready for it,’ said Carter.
‘A number of players we have brought in will be cup-tied, so we have to look at who is available and give them an opportunity.
‘Tadley Calleva are doing well in division one and will be turning up looking to cause an upset.
‘They will be coming to have a go at us and I am expecting a tough game.
‘We certainly won’t be taking them lightly.’
Carter has gone back to Horndean for his latest signing.
Gavin Spurway has followed his previous manager to Dover Road as Carter puts his own stamp on the Moneys squad.
Spurway will bring lots of Wessex League experience with him.
He is a good all-round midfield player and Carter is delighted to have him on board.
‘Gavin is good on the ball and is a tough tackler in the middle of the park,’ said Carter.
‘He demands a lot from the other players around him as well.
‘We are starting to find a bit of form – winning three of our last four games.
‘Our aim is to finish as high as we can in the league and to lift some silverware at the end of the season.’
Moneyfields may give leading goalscorer Steve Hutchings a break ahead of the Vase game.
Hutchings has been carrying a knock and may not be risked against Tadley Calleva.
Meanwhile, Carter’s former club, Horndean, have a good chance to pick up another three points in the Wessex League premier division.
They host struggling Bournemouth Poppies at Five Heads Park tomorrow (3pm).
Robbie Tambling netted a double in the 3-0 midweek success over Folland Sports on home turf.
Dan Hayes got the other for Craig Pearce’s side.
And the Deans boss is looking for his team to carry on where they left off in midweek.