13 September 2013

City Alerts - Massey's pre match Street AFC comments

FA Cup day is approaching fast and all the excitement that it entails. 

TCFC host Street AFC in the First qualifying round on the long road to Wembley.

As many of the FA Cup games being played in any round, there is always a David and Goliath situation and Saturday's game at Treyew Road is no exception.

City, playing two divisions higher than their  unbeaten visitors Street, who boast a 100% league and cup record this season, will on paper at least, be expected to win.

However, the cup over the years is littered with upsets and already Street have knocked out higher league opposition in the last round in Paulton Rovers. 

TCFC boss Steve Massey knows his team is in for a real tough game. "The lads are very aware of how good a side Street are.  We will not be underestimating them one little bit."

Having never been past the 2nd qualifying round of the cup in their history [Truro], Massey knows and hopes this could be the year to put that hoodoo to bed: "There is a huge amount riding on this game, not just the financial gains, but who knows where and what a couple of wins in this competition can do for club and players confidence."  Finally, finishing off with "the dream is very much alive to put Cornwall on the footballing map for FA Cup football. Street are going to bring coach loads of supporters hoping for a great day out".

Commenting on Truro's great Cornish support,  he went on to say "we have the best and noisiest fans in the league by far, we need our fans on Saturday, and between us make sure we are firmly in the hat for the next round."

New signing Jamie Lowry makes his debut, while ever present Dan Evans sits out a one match ban for being sent off against Bideford. Both Les Afful and Jake Ash will have late tests on their injuries.

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