Hucknall confident for Rocester Vase tie

Hucknall Town FC v Blidworth Welfare FC
Hucknall Town FC v Blidworth Welfare FC

Hucknall Town will face Midland Football League’s Rocester FC in the second round of the Buildbase FA Vase on Saturday (3pm) with manager Andy Graves insisting they can win it and progress.

“I don’t think we need to go into the game with any lack of confidence just because they are two levels higher,” he said.

“I keep saying to people it doesn’t mean a great deal. To be honest the pressure is all on them as they are two levels higher.

“We are at home and we are in good form, so they will have to be a heck of a team to beat us.”

The game is the first of two weekends away from the pressures of their Central Midlands League promotion bid as the following weekend they take on neigbours Linby in a League Cup local derby.

“We will get Saturday out the way first and hopefully we can get a good result,” said Graves.

“We will end up with two more catch-up games in hand from these two cup games, although with the league not being so big this year I can’t see it being a big problem at the moment with fixture build-ups.

“We have gone out of the two cups that could cause a lot of problems.

The two main ones we are still in and want need to do as well as we can in them to make up for the lack of fixtures in our league.”