By Henry Deacon (@H_Deaconmedia)
The Hawks are looking to book a place in the first-round proper of the competition for the first time since 2014, as we head to Imber Court to visit the Southern League Premier side.
Tomorrow’s game holds huge weight for the club. Not only is a spot in the First Round Proper at stake there is also £25,000 riding on the clash.
And the Havant gaffer is not taking any liberties about the two-division gap between the sides.
“It’s a big game for both sides. We need to get back to winning ways and for both clubs the financial gain is huge.
Both teams will be at it tomorrow and we need to take them 100% seriously, they’re on a good run at the moment, haven’t loss for 8 games.
They’ve scored a lot of goals, but conceded a few as well, we’ll go there, try to be strong and try to win the game and if we’re victorious we’ve got the carrot potentially of a big side in the first round with League 1 and 2 sides entering.”
And the Hawks boss is looking forward to what will be a short break from league action after three consecutive 1-0 defeats in The National League.
“We will go there and treat it as if it’s a league game. I’m expecting to come up against a tough, quick and hardworking team.
They’re quite a youthful side and are in a good place at the moment with good results.”
As ever with the FA Cup, shocks are part and parcel with the drama of the competition, but the Hawks boss is hoping he can upset those looking to find one at Imber Court.
“The FA Cup has a nasty habit of pulling out results no one would expect and we have to make sure that we are not one of those and we can only do that by approaching the game in the right manner.”
The Hawks head to Imber Court to face the Metropolitan Police in the Final Qualifying Round of the Emirates FA Cup at Imber Court. Tickets for the game are £10 Adults and £5 Concessions, with kick-off at 3pm.