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Chatham Town manager Kevin Watson aiming to make FA Cup progress

Kevin Watson
Kevin Watson

By Andrew Gidley

Kevin Watson is refusing to take FA Cup opponents Peacehaven & Telscombe lightly ahead of the FA Cup preliminary round meeting at Maidstone Road.

The Chatham Town player-manager (pictured) is looking for a good run in this season’s competition but won’t look any further ahead than Saturday's first hurdle against the Sussex County League Division 1 side.

He said: "I don’t think about them being a team playing a level lower than us. We have been to see them and their results suggest they are one of the best teams in their league.

"It would be nice to do well in the Cup ourselves. Everyone has aspirations to do that and the opportunity does not come around very often.

"We went out at home to Worthing last season, after what was a good performance, in a game we deserved to win and were the better side. I don’t often make bold comments like that."

Chatham are top of Ryman League, Division 1 North after two games following their 3-1 win at Ilford on Wednesday night.

Two goals in seven minutes by substitute Harry Smith and defender Mark Lewis secured the victory after the home side levelled through Paul Oshin two minutes after break. Gary Tilley had put the visitors in front just before the half hour.

Any replay at Peacehaven will take place on Wednesday but if the tie is decided, Chatham face a trip to Grays on Monday.

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