FA Cup action at the ProKit

fac-picTHE magic of the FA Cup starts earlier than normal at the ProKit UK Stadium as Stansted face Sawbridgeworth Town on Sunday, kick-off 2.00pm.

With Hargrave Park unavailable due to cricket, Blues have agreed to stage the extra preliminary round tie between the two old rivals.

It will not the first time Stortford have helped our their neighbours having hosted them six times in the last nine years, with the Airportmen’s most recent visit seeing a goalless draw against Tilbury three years ago.

Both teams opened their Essex Senior League campaigns with away victories on Saturday with Stansted winning 3-0 at Ilford and the Robins returning from Barking with a 3-2 success against West Essex. However, the pair were both brought down to earth on Tuesday as Sawbo lost 3-0 at home against Hoddsdon Town and Stansted lost 2-0 at Takeley.