BaffinsÂ urge Pompey fans to get behind them for maiden FA Cup home tie
BAFFINS MILTON ROVERS are hoping for a bumperÂ crowdÂ as they host their maidenÂ FA Cup tieÂ at the PMC Stadium.
Steve Leigh's side entertain Southern League premier division south outfitÂ Hartley Wintney in the preliminary round of the historic competition on SaturdayÂ (3pm).
With PompeyÂ at Doncaster, the Baffins bossÂ is urging non-travelling members of the Fratton faithful to get behind his troops.
'˜It is the biggest game in the club's short history,'Â said Leigh.
'˜A huge pat on the back is deservedÂ to everyone involved at the club past and present. They have put the club where it is.
'˜Hartley Wintney are seeded number one in this round so we know how tough it is going to be.
'We will have to be on the top of our game to cause an upset. However, it is the FA Cup and anything can happen.'
Meanwhile, HorndeanÂ face a difficult tie at Hellenic LeagueÂ side Ascot United.
Boss Michael Birmingham accepts the DeansÂ may have to adapt their style of play.
'˜The pitch in the middle of Ascot racecourse is not the best and surrounded by wide open spaces,' said Birmingham.
'˜We have to be able to cope with that. It is important for little clubs like us to get as far as we can to boost the finances.'
United Services PortsmouthÂ host Sholing at the Victory Stadium on Friday (7.45pm).
In the Wessex League premier division, AFC PortchesterÂ are inÂ derby action againstÂ Fareham.