BLUES set off on the Wembley trail again on Saturday as they travel to Hythe Town in the FA Trophy first qualifying round.
Stortford won the competition in 1981 and reached the semi-final in 2005 but have failed to win more than one tie in a season during the last decade.
Unfortunately, the supporters’ coach to this game has been cancelled due to lack of numbers.
The sides met two years ago in the third qualifying round of the Trophy and it proved to be a day to forget for Blues as three players were sent off and they lost goalkeeper Joe Wright with a serious facial injury after just 21 minutes as they went down 4-2.
The Kent side have made a good start to the season in Bostik League Division One South East, and Saturday’s 3-2 win at Three Bridges saw them consolidate third place with 19 points from ten games
They defeated FC Romania 2-0 to set up Saturday’s tie, while In the FA Cup they defeated Worthing United 3-0 before going out with a 2-0 home loss against Tonbridge Angels. In common with Blues, Hythe have reached the third round of the league cup, winning 6-0 at Herne Bay before coming from behind to beat Bognor Regis Town 2-1 on Tuesday evening.