Greens get ready for cup upset
PUBLISHED: 17:34 21 October 2009 | UPDATED: 14:45 24 August 2010
By Ian Cooper HENDON S players have a chance to live the dream when they walk out for Saturday s momentous FA Cup clash, according to manager Gary McCann. The Greens face a showdown with Blue Square South side Woking in the fourth qualifying round, and
By Ian Cooper
HENDON'S players have a chance to 'live the dream' when they walk out for Saturday's momentous FA Cup clash, according to manager Gary McCann.
The Greens face a showdown with Blue Square South side Woking in the fourth qualifying round, and have the chance to progress to the first round of the competition for only the 10th time in their 101-year history.
Up for grabs is the enticing possibility of a glamour-tie with a Football League big gun, as well as the chance to raise their prize fund to £12,500, and McCann is positive the Dons can cause an upset at Vale Farm.
"For most of the players it's the biggest game of their careers," said the manager. "It's a huge carrot to dangle in front of them, and we're not going out there to just enjoy the occasion, we're going out to win.
"If you get through there's always the chance you can get someone like Leeds, Charlton or Southampton in the next round. The financial side is important as well but we look at that later, for now the players are living the dream on the pitch.
"It's the biggest game of my managerial career so far as well. We had some joy in the cups last season and got some silverware on the shelf, so there's a positive vibe going into the match."
Hendon have pocketed £7,500 from their FA Cup journey so far, having seen off Marlow, Kingstonian and Ashford Town (Middx).
Wealdstone are also in FA Cup action on Saturday, away to Spartan League side Aylesbury.