We take a break from Isthmian Premier Division action on Saturday as we travel to Hampshire to face South Central side Hartley Wintney.
From The Managers
Speaking ahead of Saturday’s match, joint Head Coach Micheal Everitt said:
“We are expecting a really tough test on Saturday, it’s the FA Cup and we know there will be plenty of upsets this weekend and it is our job not to be on the end of one and so we will need to be at our best. It’s the first time me and Edgy will be managing an FA Cup tie and we want to go on a cup run, we know how important this competition can be financially to us and it can bring you some special days, we’ve experienced some of those in the last couple of years with Eastleigh and Dulwich and we want to go one further this time.”
Roland Edge also spoke:
“After a tough but rewarding bank holiday we now turn our focus to the FA cup, arguably one of the best competitions in league football. Our opening game sees us up against Hartley Wintney. Hartley are a side we’ve met before that were a strong and well organised side who gave us a really tough game. As a team we have performed solidly recently and we need to maintain our performance levels to progress but we are well aware that anything less than 100% effort won’t be good enough.”
Invicta visited Hartley Wintney in the FA Trophy in 2021. The match took place during Storm Arwen, with a nearby marquee being blown into the ground before the match and damaging the changing room roof. Thankfully the match did go ahead and despite pretty horrific wind and rain Invicta ran out 2-0 winners thanks to goals from Ade Yusuff and Scott Heard.
Having been as Step 3 alongside Invicta the last time we met, Hartley Wintney were relegated from the Southern Premier South last season. They currently sit 13th in the Isthmian South Central Division with 3 points from 3 games. The Row progressed to the 1st Qualifying Round by beating Dorest side Sherbourne Town 3-1 in the Extra Preliminary Round.
Always check rail times/strike action before you travel.
Rail strikes this weekend will make public transport to the match rather difficult. With a few spaces still remaining, details of FISC travel can be found here.
Hartley Wintney is home to undoubtedly some of the best burgers in non league football. Our media man cannot wait to return having sampled the beast below on our last visit. Both cash and card are accepted at the tea hut, bar and burger van.
Double cheeseburger at Hartley Wintney FC (@HartleyFC )
💷 £5.50 pic.twitter.com/olDFTGP7zi
— Footy Scran (@FootyScran) November 28, 2021
Both cash and card are accepted on the turnstiles.