After back-to-back league victories, Blues will look to progress in the Emirates FA Cup when they travel to Dunstable Town, on Saturday.
It’s a fourth straight season where Stortford have been drawn away, but even with striker Luke Callander completing a three match ban, Blues should be confident of progressing against a side two levels below them in the non-league system.
The two clubs met in Blues’ only Southern League season, 2017/18, with Stortford winning 5-0 at Cressey Park and 4-1 at the ProKit (UK) Stadium.
That proved to be Dunstable’s final season at step 3 as they finished bottom of the table with just 27 points 46 games and conceded an eye watering 137 goals. Last season wasn’t much better as they finished bottom of the Southern League Central with 31 points from 38 games, letting in 91 goals.
However this season has seen them win 4-1 against Chipping Sudbury Town and 3-2 versus Shortwood United to set up a third straight home tie in the FA Cup. Their early form in the Spartan South Midlands League has been patchy with a 2-1 home win against Baldock Town giving them their only points from three games. They went out of the FA Vase at the first hurdle last weekend, losing 3-1 at AFC Hayes
If the game is a draw the replay will be at the ProKit (UK) Stadium on Tuesday, kick-off 7.45pm.