Hereford travel to Potters Bar in crucial FA Trophy replay

By Alex Thurston

In-form Hereford FC face Potters Bar Town in a FA Trophy replay at the Pakex Stadium. The victor will be awarded with a trip down to Court Place Farm to face Oxford City in the next round.

The Bulls are on an impressive run of form so far this campaign, sitting 5th in the Southern Premier Division, whilst also being unbeaten in three.

Mid-table Potters Bar are currently 11th in the Isthmian League Division One North, recently suffering a 3-0 defeat in their FA Cup Qualifier at the hands of Hampton and Richmond Borough.

The fixture at the Pakex promises to be an interesting one, with both sets of fans coming together in one main stand to see their team progress.

When speaking exclusively to Yorkshire Voice, Scholars fan Alan Evans said: “It’s a big game and a win would see us progress further than we have ever done in the trophy.”

“Players and fans love a cup game, especially under the lights.”

A win for Potters Bar would see them progress further than ever before in the competition, however they have Hereford standing in their way, who are in impressive form.

The original tie earlier in November ended 0-0, gifting Potters Bar with the chance to progress in front of their own fans.

Potters Bar manager Steve Ringrose said while speaking to the Welwyn Hatfield Times : “It’s like going on Who Wants to be a Millionaire. If you asked me if I had a chance of winning the million, I said no, but there’s always that chance.”

Hereford FC commentator and FourFourTwo editor Gregg Davies added while being interview by Yorkshire Voice: “Potters Bar performed admirably in keeping the Bulls at bay on Saturday.”

“Hereford have a proud unbeaten record stretching back to October 2016’s FA Trophy loss at Salisbury.”

“The visitors [Hereford] are a little light on numbers amid a crammed schedule of fixtures, with key central midfield pair Calvin Dinsley and Mike McGrath still nursing injuries.”

The winner of this fixture faces tough opponents in Oxford City in the next round, who previously defeated Colchester in the first round of the FA Cup, away from home.

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