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League - National League South
Sat 21
Chesham United
S Brown (36')
S Deadfield (31'), D Orsi-Dadomo (58' Pen)

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By Rob Overfield
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The Beavers face difficult FA Cup 2nd qualifying round tie.

Following last season's amazing FA Cup run, the Beavers will be looking to repeat that success this season but first they face a rampant Chesham United team.

The Generals are currently top of the BetVictor Southern League Premier Division South, following a 3-2 win over Hayes & Yeading United during the week, and given the Beavers current league position, there would appear to the outsider to be very little between the two teams at the moment.

Our hosts reached the 2nd qualifying round by beating Fleet Town 4-2, back on September 7th, with goals from Bayley Brown, Eoin Casey, Romario Hart and former Beaver Karl Oliyide making it comfortable for them by the end.

The two clubs have never met in the FA Cup but had met regularly when both were in the Isthmian League from the 1970's onward; the first being in that little-remembered competition, the Premier Midweek Floodlit League, back in 1967. On that night, the Generals beat Roy Philpott's team by a goal to nil.

The clubs have met a total of 49 times over the years, with the Beavers winning 13 of them, the Generals 22, and there have been 14 draws; the last competitive fixture was back in October 2002, when Chesham beat the Beavers 3-1, the scorer being Ashley Sestanovich, one of the 4 he scored for the club.

Looking at the team for Saturday, recent signing Jefferson Louis will not be able to play at the Meadow as he played for the Generals against Fleet Town, but the other signing, defender Charlie Wassmer, will be able to play for the Beavers as his parent club Billericay Town have given the Beavers permission for him to take part in the FA Cup.

Admission prices for the game will be £10 for adults, £8 for concessions and under 18s will pay just £3. For those driving to The Meadow, the SatNav postcode is HP5 1NE; the ground is also easily accessible by London Underground, the town being right at the end of one of the branches of the Metropolitan line, and the station is a short 10 minute walk from the station.

With the weather looking set fine for the day, it should be a great day out, so why not pop along and shout Gary and the team on?

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Sat 21, Sep 2019