Sun 25
FC Romania
1st Team
A Hurdubei (14'), (59'), L Neuruba (88')
O Akinsanya (58'), (77'), T Boxer (89')

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By Stephen King
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Next up - FC Romania away on Sunday, 25th August at The Stadium, Theobalds Lane, Cheshunt, Herts. EN8 8RU; FA Cup, Preliminary Round, kick off 3pm.

Admission - No details available.

I suppose the first thing to point out is that this game is on Sunday, our first Sunday FA Cup game since the 5-1 defeat at Dartford in the 1st Qualifying Round of 1991. Dartford's ground was shared by Maidstone United, at that time a Football League club, and their Saturday game took precedence.

It's a similar story this time except that in this case FC Romania are the tenants. Their landlords Cheshunt have an FA Cup game against Stowmarket Town (Dave Cowley's current club) on Saturday.

Playing on a Sunday is all very well but not so good when the next day has a bank holiday fixture scheduled. A good day for a decent crowd has had to be put off as none of us would want the teams to play two games in two days and, as it happens it would have been the same opponents. Yes we were due to play FC Romania in the league on Monday but that's now happening on Tuesday evening.

FC Romania have won one and lost one of their two league games so far and sit ninth in the table, two places behind Ware, having joined us as joint top scorers. It could be a close game to determine who gets the £2,890 for the winners and £960 for the losers. If there's a draw the replay will be on Tuesday, 3rd September at Wodson Park.

FC Romania will have Cristi Iacob suspended for this match. There are no suspensions for Ware but Liam Hope is unavailable for this and the two subsequent games with Jordon Watson possibly getting starts.

Our only previous meetings with FC Romania came last season when we scored a league double over them.

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