Stevenage FA Cup opponents Nantwich train at school ahead of first round clash

PUBLISHED: 08:07 04 November 2017 | UPDATED: 08:34 04 November 2017

Nantwich train at Marriotts School ahead of their FA Cup clash with Stevenage. Credit Nantwich Town FC

Nantwich train at Marriotts School ahead of their FA Cup clash with Stevenage. Credit Nantwich Town FC

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Stevenage’s opponents at the Lamex on Saturday are set to play in the FA Cup First round proper for only the second time since their formation in 1884,

The previous occasion saw a 6-0 defeat at MK Dons away from home.

But with Boro showing inconsistent form and Dave Cooke’s Nantwich showing good form in the cup if not the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League where they sit 22nd out of 24 sides the match should be an intriguing one.

The Cheshire-side were also spotted training on the 3G pitches at Marriotts School on Friday evening as they prepare for their big clash with Darren Sarll’s Sky Bet League Two Boro.

The Dabbers also hold a proud FA Cup record. For in 1995, in a preliminary round tie against Droylsden, Andy Locke scored the fastest ever hat-trick in the grand old tournament’s entire history.

Locke completed his hat trick in two minutes and 20 seconds with the record still standing for a hat trick in any round of the cup including the preliminary rounds before the First Round Proper.

Tickets are still available, see the club for more details. Kick-off is at 3pm.

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