December 12 2013 Latest news:
Saturday, August 31, 2013
Boss Paul Hunt is hoping more Pedlars’ fever will sweep the nation come 5pm.
The Swaffham Town boss found himself, and his team, on BBC Radio show 606 after they stunned higher-level Wisbech Town to win their first-ever FA Cup game a couple of weeks ago.
A whirlwind of media interest followed after the team had been interviewed by ex-professional Robbie Savage and sung Aqua’s Barbie Girl over the airwaves ahead of a karaoke evening at Shoemakers Lane. And Hunt admits he doesn’t want the excitement to finish just yet when Huntingdon Town head to Norfolk for today’s preliminary round tie.
The Swaffham boss said: “Being on a national radio station, with a well-known celebrity like Robbie Savage, makes everyone excited.
“It was a good day for Swaffham Town Football Club and a great win over Wisbech in our first time in the FA Cup. Then to have that happen – with people listening as they drove away from games, a lot of football supporters listen to 606 – increased the interest even more after we were made team of the day.
“The players enjoyed the success and there’s nothing much that will need to be said before kick-off. They will be buzzing and absolutely gagging to get on the pitch. As a club we want this run to go on as long as we possibly can.
Thurlow Nunn First Division Swaffham go into the game against Huntingdon, who like Wisbech also play in the United Counties Premier Division, with a 100pc record so far this season.
Even though their opponents beat Fakenham Town 4-1 in the last round, Hunt says his men have “nothing to fear” ahead of the tie – which strikers Joe Jackson (thigh) and Rory Harper (ankle) are likely to feature in if they pass late fitness tests.
Elsewhere, Premier Division pace-setters Gorleston welcome Thetford Town, Mildenhall Town travel to Clapton and Kirkley & Pakefield visit Tilbury.
Step Four Wroxham travel to Peterborough Northern Star while Dereham Town are also away at Boston Town.