FA Cup v Hampton and Richmond Borough

As the club gear up for their FA Cup tie on Saturday, AFC boss Steve Heath has been in reflected mood as the game approaches.

He said "the games have been coming so thick and fast at the moment, its hard to believe the 2nd Qualifying Round is upon us already. Its only just been over a week since we beat Heybridge Swifts in the 1st Qualifying Round replay and having a league game against Northwood on Saturday, I had put all my efforts into that game"

On the upcoming game he said " I can now concentrate on Saturday, as we have no midweek league game. Of course we are going to be massive underdogs, as Hampton and Richmond are currently joint top of the National League South. They won the Ryman Premier Division last season and have made a storming start to life in their new league"

On his preparation Heath will be a busy man this week " I will go and have a look at them on Tuesday night as they have a game v Whitehawk. Then we train on Thursday and we will work on our plans for the game. I know they have had us watched in our replay against Heybridge so they will know what we are about"

The significance of the game is not lost on Heath though "I understand this is the 2nd time the club have reached this far in the competition and we hope the locals of Dunstable will come out and support the club. It has been a great achievement to get this far"

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