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Wealdstone boss Wilkinson wants to get the better of old club Hungerford in cup

PUBLISHED: 10:00 05 October 2018

Wealdstone celebrate Jorome Slew's winner at East Thurrock United (pic: Adam Williams/Wealdstone FC)

Wealdstone celebrate Jorome Slew's winner at East Thurrock United (pic: Adam Williams/Wealdstone FC)

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Stones beat East Thurrock United in Vanarama National League South on Saturday

Wealdstone boss Bobby Wilkinson (pic: Adam Williams/Wealdstone FC)Wealdstone boss Bobby Wilkinson (pic: Adam Williams/Wealdstone FC)

Wealdstone continue their adventure in the FA Cup on Saturday when they visit Vanarama National League South rivals Hungerford Town.

Stones boss Bobby Wilkinson is set to see a few familiar faces this weekend, having previously been the manager of the Crusaders.

The Grosvenor Vale outfit are sure to fancy their chances in the cup tie having won both of their last two matches in all competitions.

Wealdstone earned a solid success in the league last Saturday with a 1-0 triumph away to East Thurrock United.

In a game that witnessed plenty of hard work at Rookery Hill, Stones continued to keep pace with the early leaders in the division with a good away victory.

Jorome Slew was the hero for Wilkinson’s men, netting a dramatic winner to seal the triumph.

The Grosvenor Vale outfit appeared to be heading for a draw on the road, before Slew scored in the dying embers of the match.

After being denied with his first shot, the former Chester forward netted at the second attempt to grab what could prove to be a crucial win for Wealdstone.

Stones will hope they do not have to rely on another late goal to triumph this weekend as they turn their focus back to the FA Cup.

After beating Great Wakering Rovers of the Bostik North in the second qualifying round, Stones now face a more difficult task against their divisional rivals Hungerford.

The Crusaders have not had the best of starts to the term and currently sit 19th in the table with eight points from 11 games.

Wilkinson has faced his former side once already this season, with the teams playing out a 1-1 draw at Bulpit Lane in August.

The Grosvenor Vale outfit will look to go one better this time around and triumph without the need of a replay.

Both sides are sure to be going all out to collect the £15,000 on offer in prize money to winners of ties in the third qualifying round.

And the divisional rivals will know a triumph would leave them just one game away from making it through to the first round proper of this season’s FA Cup.

Wealdstone last successfully made it through the qualifying rounds in the 2015-16 season and would love to keep alive their dream of reaching the first round.

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