Doswell promises another FA Cup cracker as Sutton United and Hemel Hempstead Town prepare to go again (From Richmond and Twickenham Times)
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Doswell promises another FA Cup cracker as Sutton United and Hemel Hempstead Town prepare to go again
Paul Doswell is expecting another cracking FA Cup clash when Sutton United and Hemel Hempstead Town go head to head again.
With a place in the first round proper up for grabs, the sides played out a 3-3 draw on Saturday, and so must go again in a replay tomorrow night (Tuesday) at Gander Green Lane.
United had to come from a goal behind in Hertfordshire, but goals from Mitchell Nelson, Craig Dundas and Ali Fuseini had Doswell's men 3-1 ahead.
However, two penalties saw Hemel, who are unbeaten at home and sitting pretty at the top of the Southern Premier, level.
Jamie Slabber had a chance to win it from the spot but his effort was saved, and now the teams face up again for the right to go to either Bradford Park Avenue or Kidderminster Harriers in the next round on November 9.
Doswell said: "It was one of the best FA Cup ties you are likely to see at this level, it was a cracker, and I can guarantee there will be goals in the replay.
"Hemel are top of their league for a reason, they are very good going forward, they throw so many players up the pitch.
"Don't be fooled by the fact we're in a league above them, these are two evenly match sides. Neither gave any quarter on Saturday and at the end we shook hands, and we go again."
He added: "I am full of nervous excitement ahead of the replay, I just don't know which way it is going to go. This is what we love about football, the cup is a wonderful competition."
United have raked in £12,000 in prize money so far, with another £12,500 awaiting Tuesday’s winner.
Doswell said: "If we can get through, we'd have brought in £25,000 for the club and I would consider our job done.
"Anything beyond this round is when we can relax and enjoy it more, and there's nothing to say that on our day we cannot beat either Kidderminster or Bradford.
"But we have to get past Hemel tomorrow and that is not going to be easy. I understand they are bringing two or three coaches of fans, so it is going to be another terrific atmosphere."
Kick off on Tuesday night at Gander Green Lane is 7.45pm.
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