By Sam Gallacher
Following another spectacular match on Tuesday, everyone is brimming with confidence. The Whites won with another convincing win by 3-0 against Newport IoW earlier this week, following the 8-1 scoreline the previous match against Wincanton in the FA Vase.
The goals just keep coming thick and fast, with Steve Walker scoring his first goal this season, and the others coming from from Danny Young and Kane O’ Keefe. Newport dominated for a spell after Young's opener, but a break from Sam Wilson down the right wing, followed by a cross to O'Keefe led to the Whites second.
Friday night's opponents (11th September, kick-off 7.45pm) Alresford are currently a mid-table 13th in the Sydenhams Wessex Premier with 6 points and a goal difference of minus 6, drawing 3-3 in their last league match against Team Solent. They have conceded 13 goals so far this season, and only scored7.
Their season did not start well, drawing their first two games 0-0 before losing 2-0 to Moneyfields, and then losing again 4-0 to Newport IoW. They have two top goal scorers, Jamie Bentley & Craig Bryant.
Who are ya?
Alresford Town FC was formed in 1989, making them one of the older Wessex clubs. Originally, they started in the North Hampshire League before the two were joined in 2004. They were promoted from Wessex Division One in 2008, and have maintained a mid-table position up to 2013.
- Alresford’s nickname is The Magpies
- Their home kit consists of black and white striped shirts, black shorts and black and white socks
- Their away kit consists of yellow and blue shirts, blue shorts and yellow and blue socks
- Their honours include winning the North Hampshire league in 2000, runners up of the Wessex Premier in 2013 & again in 2014
- They got to the 3rd Round of the Wessex League Cup last year
Alresford Town only became eligible for the FA Cup in 2007, when floodlights were installed at Alrebury Park.
So, keeping with the confidence theme, Steve Claridge and his team will be optimistic for the game as they look to extend a sequence of six wins in a row, during which they have scored 28 goals.