Glenn Pennyfather has an almost fully-fit squad to select from as his road to Wembley begins at Goffs Lane, but he’s warned his squad to guard against complacency as they pay a visit to Essex Senior League outfit Enfield 1893 in the FA Cup Second Qualifying Road this Saturday, kick-off 3:00pm.
Left-back Michael Haswell has recovered from a bang to the head sustained during last week’s encounter at Eastleigh to take his place in Glenn’s plans, and the Head Coach revealed: “I can’t stress enough how important it is for us to apply ourselves as we all want a cup run. We will prepare as normal and we’ve done our usual homework on the opposition and they will be given the utmost respect. It will be a tough game as they have nothing to lose and we can go into the match thinking we just have to turn-up.”
The only absentees were to be expected as Ollie Berquez and Simon Glover continue to make progress with their long-term injuries. However, there has been good news this week as Glover was given the all-clear to resume non-contact training, enabling him to work on his fitness, while Berquez is three weeks away from seeing a specialist for an update on how his broken foot bone is healing.
Enfield 1893: Address: c/o Broxbourne Borough V & E Football Club, Goffs Lane, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, EN7 5QW. Phone: (01992) 624281. Position Last Season: 2nd in the Essex Senior League. Miles from Chelmsford: 32. Approx. Journey Time: 50 minutes. Nickname: The E’s. Team Colours: White & Blue. Ground Capacity: 500 (with Covered Terracing). Seats: 300. Official Website: www.enfieldfc.co.uk.
Travel Club Coach: The Travel Club coach to Enfield will depart the Clubhouse at 12:45am and opposite the County Hotel at the top of Duke Street at 1:00pm. The return fare will be £10 for adults, £6 for under 16s. Seats can still be booked by calling Mark Fleming on (07506) 873741.
Directions to Goffs Lane: From the M25, come off at Junction 25 and travel north on the Great Cambridge Road (A10). Progress to the first roundabout and turn left onto Lieutenant Ellis Way then follow the road until the second roundabout. Take the third exit off the roundabout (Goff’s Lane) and the ground is 20 yards up on the right. Nearest Train Station: Theobald’s Grove (1.4 miles).
Weather Forecast: Sunny Intervals. 19 degrees Celsius. Wind 1 mph.
Press Officer, Chelmsford City F.C.