Your chance to see Harrowby United make first foray into FA Cup

An open training day will be held for Sleaford Town Junior FC on Saturday, October 22
An open training day will be held for Sleaford Town Junior FC on Saturday, October 22
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Harrowby United will play in the FA Cup on Saturday for the first time in the club’s 65-year history – and you could be there to witness the event.

The Arrows travel to Clipstone FC for the Extra Preliminary Round of the competition, and the club is running a coach for supporters to the Worksop Van Hire Stadium.

To complete the historic day, it is also the first time in Clipstone’s 86-year history that they have played in the FA Cup.

Harrowby chairman Ian Weatherstone said the Cup visit to the Northern Counties Eastern League Division One side would be like “going into the unknown”, as he and the club try to keep from their minds the possibility of coming up against Grantham Town in the First Qualifying Round of the competition if the Arrows progress through the first two extra preliminaries.

Harrowby will be without goal-machine Martin Wormall (Marmy) who retired at the end of last season.

Mr Weatherstone said of their star striker: “Marmy was our talisman. He scored 30-odd goals in a season. A player like that is very hard to replace at any level.”

But replace him they have, with Ian Ward from Lincoln United who Mr Weatherstone said had “fitted in well” into the Harrowby set-up.

+ If you are interested in supporting the Arrows on their foray into the FA Cup against the Cobras, the coach leaves Harrowby Social Club at 12.15pm. Cost per seat is £5 and admission to Clipstone’s ground is £5 for adults and £3 concessions.

Coach seats are limited. Contact Simon Jackson on 07795 373605.