Arlesey Town are set to play surely the biggest game in the club’s 121-year history this weekend.
Unlike Saturday’s FA Cup opponents Coventry City, the Blues – who won the FA Vase at Wembley back in 1995 – have actually had experience of playing in the first round proper of the Budweiser-backed competition. That was last season, even though they lost 3-1 away to Salisbury City.
But Coventry – who won the FA Cup final against Tottenham in 1987 – were relegated from the Championship last term and this season they have struggled in League One.
However they did beat Leyton Orient 1-0 away from home last Saturday but they remain in the bottom four, having won just three of their 15 league games to date.
The east Bedfordshire club will be taking three supporters’ coaches to the Sky Blues’ Ricoh Arena and with £18,500 up for grabs, Arlesey boss Zema Abbey is hoping that his side can achieve a giant killing act.
Kick off is at 3pm and tickets are on sale on the day.