Local heavyweights clash in an FA Cup tie

Two local non-league heavyweights clash head-on in an FA Cup replay tonight (September 4).

Tuesday, 4th September 2018, 8:00 am
Action from the first tie between Stamford AFC and Peterborough Sports. Photo: James Richardson.

Peterborough Sports host Stamford AFC in a preliminary round tie at the Bee Arena (7.45pm) with both teams sitting on top of their respective Evo Stik Leagues.

It was a 1-1 draw at Stamford over the Bank Holiday weekend with Sports grabbing a 75th-minute equaliser.

A big crowd is expected at Sports’ Lincoln Road base. The winners will play away at Basildon United in the qualifying first round.

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Deeping Rangers will be underdogs in their replay at AFC Rushden & Diamonds, while Wisbech will be expected to beat lower level Sileby Rangers at the Fenland Stadium.

Yaxley will be up against it in a first round tie in the Southern League Challenge Cup at In2itive Park as higher level St Ives are the visitors.

FIXTURES

Tuesday, September 4

FA CUP


Preliminary Round replays: AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Deeping, Peterborough Sports v Stamford, Wisbech v Northampton Sileby Rangers.

EVO STIK LEAGUE

Southern League Challenge Cup: Yaxley v St Ives.