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FA Cup match preview

20 November 2018

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The Spireites travel to Billericay Town this evening (7.45pm) for their FA Cup replay. Here is our big match preview...


Tickets can be purchased at Billericay, priced as follows:

Adult: £13.00

Concessions (over-65/student card holder): £9

Under-18: £3

Under-12: £1

Team News

Zavon Hines will be given a fitness test ahead of the game after missing Saturday’s goal-less draw at home to Havant & Waterlooville with a sore knee.

The Opposition

The Manager - Dean Brennan

Since replacing Harry Wheeler as boss of Billericay Town back in September, Brennan has seen the club sit in second place of the National League South.

They are currently 14 games unbeaten in all competitions and two points behind Woking in the table.

His record so far as Billericay boss is very impressive with eight wins, six draws and no defeats in all competitions.

Brennan's previous managerial role was with Hemel Hempstead and he led them to great success.

In his first season at the club they reached the play-offs, after finishing fourth in the Southern League Premier Division. They managed to reach the final but were beaten by Gosport Borough on penalties.

The next season, he guided them to the National League South after winning the Southern League Premier Division title.

He even managed to guide the club to the first round of the FA Cup before he took the reins at Billericay.

One to Watch - Moses Emmanuel

Emmanuel scored the equalising goal at the Proact Stadium in the first game between the two sides, which finished 1-1.

He has scored a staggering amount of goals in this season’s FA Cup, notching eight goals so far.

Emmanuel scored two goals in their 4-1 win in the second qualifying round over Burnham. He then scored a hat-trick as Billericay dismantled Whitehawk 9-1 in the third qualifying round and managed to grab two in their 2-2 draw against Taunton Town in the fourth qualifying round.

In all competitions so far this season, he has scored 12 goals in 24 games.

His previous clubs include National League sides Dover Athletic, Bromley, Sutton United and Maidenhead.

In his time with Bromley, Emmanuel helped the club win the National League South title in the 2014/2015 season with vital goals.

In Bromley’s first campaign in the National League, he was their top scorer, scoring 20 goals over the course of the season, as Bromley consolidated in the National League.

His fine form even saw him on trial with League One Gillingham in the summer of 2016.

Head to Head

This is only the second meeting between the two sides. The first match ended in a 1-1 draw with Emmanuel Moses equalising for Billericay 

From the Dugout

Martin Allen said: "They're well-organised and they've got dangerous players who can score goals. We all know it's going to be a difficult tie.

"I love the FA Cup. I love it for the players and I love it for the supporters. It's just a great competition to be involved in."

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