by HRBFC at 7:47 PM
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Our match against Potters Bar Town is our first in this season’s FA Cup; sponsored by Emirates. The competition is often described as “The Road to Wembley”, but it is very unlikely that either ourselves, or our opponents are going to complete the journey.

The elite teams of Europe have also embarked on a journey, that this season will end in Kiev in May. Many thousands of miles will be covered not only by the players and officials, but by hordes of loyal fans who will travel to support their team in hope that they will land the coveted Champions League.

These fans must be totally committed to the cause as the cost in time and money is not for the casual supporter. For some, it is a real adventure and an opportunity to visit places that you might otherwise not travel to. I can’t say that Qarabag in Azerbaijan in high on my list of destinations to visit!!

A colleague, who will probably read this article, so I will have to be careful what I write, is a Leicester City supporter....
by HRBFC at 10:13 PM
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The Beavers have not been that fortunate with their Cup draws in the last season or two and if they manage to get past Potters Bar Town, they will have another tricky tie against a team from a couple of steps down the pyramid.

They will face a journey, if they win tomorrow night, to Cinderford Town of the Southern League South & West on September 30th.

The Forresters saw off Hartley Wintney by a single goal on Saturday and will fancy their chances in the next round whoever they face.
by HRBFC at 2:32 PM
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After a steady, unspectacular start to the Vanarama National League South season, the Beavers can look forward to trying to make the First round proper of the Emirates FA Cup.

Opponents tomorrow are Potters Bar Town of the Bostik League North and after last season against Taunton Town, no one is taking them lightly, as they are doing well in their division.

Dowse will be looking to see who will be available for him to select from, with little niggles and suspensions to players giving him a headache.

Dowse is also uncertain about which of the loan players are likely to be available for him, so the line up will clearly be an interesting one and it will be a tricky match.

The kick off is 3pm at Beveree, with ticket prices being £12 for adults, £7 for concessions, £3 for under 16s and under 3s go free. Season tickets are NOT valid for the game, all must pay.

Text commentary via twitter on @HRBFC will be available as per recent matches.

Updated 13:51 - 15 Sep...