Stowmarket Town FC

Musgrove Wants Good Performance

Alex Moss  Twitter:   @stowtownfc  Picture: Hogan Cobbold

Paul Musgrove wants Stowmarket Town to give a good account of themselves when they face higher-league opposition again in the Emirates FA Cup tonight.

The Old Gold and Blacks have so far come through two rounds of the FA Cup, beating Rothwell Corinthians and Yaxley, to reach the first qualifying round for the first time since 2001.

Stow knocked out Step 4 opposition in the last round, and will come up against another side from the league above when they visit Cambridge City this evening (7.45pm).

“It’s a big pitch (at Histon, where Cambridge play their home games),” Stow assistant manager Musgrove said.

“There will be a good tempo and they play a certain way. We need to put in a good performance, and hopefully that will see us through.”

A brace from Jack Ainsley early in the second half handed Stow a 2-0 win at Thetford Town at the weekend, stretching Stow’s unbeaten league run to 34 games.

Wisbech Town’s Thurlow Nunn League record of 37 games unbeaten, set in the 1980s, is in view for Stow, but Musgrove insists his players are not looking that far ahead.

“It’s one game at a time,” he said. “To go 34 games unbeaten is something to be proud of, and we’ll take the positives from it.

“But for us we just move onto the next game and keep ticking the boxes.

“I give credit to Thetford. On Saturday they frustrated us a little bit and we needed to reshuffle at half time, and it worked for us in the second half.

“It was a struggle at times, but I give credit to Thetford, they got their shape right and worked hard. We needed to be patient and eventually we broke them down.”

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