Steyning to end 12-year FA Cup absence

Steyning Town head coach Gerry Murphy
Steyning Town head coach Gerry Murphy

Steyning Town Football Club will make their first FA Cup appearance in 12 years on Saturday.

Gerry Murphy’s side managed a sixth-placed finish in the Southern Combination League Division 1 last term, which was enough to see them back in the famous competition this season.

Town make the short trip to division-higher SCFL Premier Division rivals Worthing United for an extra-preliminary round clash.

The winners will pocket £1,500 in prize money, as well as a guaranteed home tie in the preliminary round.

After a 12-year stay out of the tournament, Town head coach Murphy is pleased to be leading his team back into the competition.

He said: “It’s going to be a difficult game at Worthing United but one we are all looking forward to.

“They are a division-higher but we’ll go into looking to reach the next round.

“I think it is going to be a great day for all involved with the club being back in this famous competition.”

Steyning start their SCFL Division 1 campaign a week on Saturday at home to Ringmer.

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