We won’t fear Coleshill in the FA Vase, says Hucknall boss Andy Graves

Hucknall (yellow/Black) v Linby (red/Black) - Hucknall Town manager Andy Graves - Pic by James Williamson
Hucknall (yellow/Black) v Linby (red/Black) - Hucknall Town manager Andy Graves - Pic by James Williamson

Andy Graves says his Hucknall Town won’t fear Coleshill Town in the FA Vase first round proper on Saturday.

The Yellows will travel south to Birmingham to take on Midland Football League Premier Division opposition with renewed confidence.

Town made a return to winning ways, following two defeats, in a 3-1 victory over Collingham in the CMFL Black Dragons Badges South.

Graves pointed towards the defeat of Heanor Town, who currently top Coleshill’s league, during pre-season to back his side’s chances.

He said: “They play two levels higher although that should not frighten us as we more than matched teams two and three levels higher during pre-season.

“And in doing so we beat Heanor Town who top Coleshill’s league.

“I have watched highlights of some of their games this season and although they are capable of scoring goals, they also ship a few.”

Leon Aikman scored twice and Danny Leak once for the Yellows against Collingham at Station Road, while Danny Houghton was on target for the hosts.

“Obviously the three points were the most important thing to get us back on track,” said Graves.

“Again we created an awful lot of chances but we need to be more clinical in front of goal.

“Joe Atkinson brought that stability to the back four which also gives everyone confidence.”