Canning Town can’t wait for another clash in the FA Vase admits boss Lee Wilson ahead of Biggleswade battle

14:00 19 October 2016

Canning Town players (blue) celebrate after beating Southend Manor in the FA Vase (pic: Peter Dudley).

Canning Town players (blue) celebrate after beating Southend Manor in the FA Vase (pic: Peter Dudley).


Essex Olympian League Premier Division side buoyant and realistic about chances of making it through to the second round

Lee Wilson can tell excitement is building at Canning Town ahead of Saturday’s first round tie in the FA Vase.

Spartan South Midlands League Division One outfit Biggleswade make the trip to the Terence McMillan Stadium.

Town made history in the previous round when they beat Essex Senior League opposition Southend Manor on penalties and can’t wait for this weekend.

Wilson said: “There is a lot of excitement around the club and we’ve just had the programme printed out.

“It’s come out really well and obviously we’re not used to doing that so I gave that job to the secretary!

“Hopefully with the exposure we are getting we’ll have a few more people over to watch than normal and we can’t wait for it.”

The Essex Olympian League Premier Division team will be underdogs once again in the Vase on Saturday.

But they will have a fully fit squad to pick from and that’s a big boost for Wilson and also provides a headache.

He added: “This season the reserves have done really well and we have great strength at the club in all areas.

“It is probably the biggest match in our sixty to seventy year history and the manager of the reserves has been panicking.

“They’ve got a cup match and he was worried they wouldn’t have anybody for it because they’d be playing for us.

“But we have everybody available so he had nothing to worry about. All the people with injuries are over them and they all want to play – surprise, surprise!

“Obviously it is an added headache for me because I’ll have to leave out some good players now, but it’s definiely a boost.”

Wilson went on to insist everybody at the east London club knows the importance of the tie.

If Canning Town progress again they will pocket £675 in prize money, which would be extremely helpful.

But they want the glory first and foremost, Wilson added: “Hopefully we can win. Everyone at the club including the players realise how big it is.

“On the day if we can react to that and I’m sure we will, then hopefully it is enough to help us get through.”

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