On Saturday the FA Trophy comes to Cheriton Road as Haringey Borough visit for a tie between 2 Isthmian Premier Division sides.
The Isuzu FA Trophy
The FA Trophy is open to clubs from Step 1-4 of the National League System, with 319 clubs competing in the 2023/24 FA Trophy.
The 3rd Qualifying Round is the final round of qualifying, with 88 teams from Step 3 joining the 40 winners from the 2nd Qualifying Round.
The 64 winners from Saturday’s ties will compete in the 1st Round on the weekend of Saturday 28th November. Invicta are scheduled to host Haringey Borough in the Isthmian Premier Division on that date but one of us will be in FA Trophy action.
The winners will receive £2450 while the losers take £625 with gate receipts also split between the clubs.
Invicta had our best ever run in the FA Trophy 2 years ago, beating Hendon, Faversham Town, Hartley Wintney and Uxbridge before falling to Wrexham in the 4th Round. Last season’s run saw Invicta fall 1 round short of matching that achievement as we exited in a controversial penalty shootout defeat to Leiston.
From The Managers
Speaking following Tuesday evening’s friendly against Gillingham ‘B’ Roland Edge said:
“It’s a big game. They’ve already knocked Dulwich and Tonbridge out of The FA Cup this season. Teams in our league it’s all about on the day and consistency, so where ever they are in the league if they turn up and have a good game you know you’re in for a really tough day. It’s the same with us, we’ve got to do the same, we’ve got to turn up and we’ve got to work hard, we’ve got to do the hard things and then let our football take control of the game. League position means absolutely nothing, we know that and we have to come here Saturday and perform to the best of our ability.”
The home sides came out on top in both league meetings between the clubs last season, with Invicta winning 2-1 at Cheriton Road while Haringey ran out 3-0 winners in North London.
The clubs met in the FA Trophy in 2015, with Ian Draycott scoring for Invicta in a 1-1 draw at Cheriton Road before Haringey won the replay 1-0 at Coles Park.
Haringey have had a slow start to the season in the Isthmian Premier Division with just 1 point from 7 games so far but have been flying in cup competitions. Dulwich Hamlet fell in a 1st Qualifying Round replay in the FA Cup before Tonbridge Angels exited in the 2nd Qualifying Round. Dover were then given a scare last weekend as Borough lead at Crabble until the 67th minute before our neighbours turned the tie around to progress.
Saturday’s fixtures is ALL PAY, season tickets and junior passports are not valid.
All our fixtures are pay on the gate with no tickets sold in advance. Both cash and card are accepted on our turnstiles. Please arrive as early as possible to avoid queues at the turnstiles.
(60+, Students with ID, Blue Light Card holders)
|Disabled Supporters||£9 (Carer FREE)|
|Young Adult (13-17)||£6|
|Children (under 13)||FREE|
|Folkestone Invicta Academy, Youth & Disability players (with ID)||FREE|
Food & Drink
Both Bar Invicta and The Wilf Armory will be open on Saturday and both accept cash & card.