PREVIEW: Belper Town looking to progress in the FA Cup

Updated: Sep 3, 2019

Belper Town travel to Sporting Khalsa in the FA Cup Extra Preliminary round replay after drawing the first tie 1-1 at the Raygar Stadium.

Whoever wins tomorrow’s replay will be rewarded with a home tie this Saturday 7th September against Alvechurch of Southern Football League Premier Division.


The Opposition

Sporting Khalsa have had two wins in the league since the FA Cup tie, winning against Haughmond 7-0 and Coventry United 2-0.

After just missing out on promotion last season, Khalsa have started their march to promotion in impressive style. They sit top of the Midland Football League with five wins out of six.

There goal difference has been a talking point for the tier eight team. They have scored 18 goals this season already, only conceding four.


Team News

One injury for Belper Town is striker Zep Thomas. There's also a suspension for the Nailers. Steve Ridley was sent off in the draw against Ilkeston on Bank Holiday Monday an will miss tonight's game.


Thoughts from the Manager

After speaking to Belper Town manager Grant Black on Saturday, Black feels confident going into tonight's game and also accepts it will be a tough game for Belper Town.

The gaffer will look to continue Belper's unbeaten start to the season. They will also look to show the quality shown in the early stages of the campaign,.

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