Seasiders to host Peterborough Sports in Buildbase FA Trophy

The Seasiders have been drawn at home to Peterborough Sports in the First Round Proper of the Buildbase FA Trophy.

Following Saturdays 3-1 victory away at Hastings, the Seasiders have progressed to the First Round Proper and will welcome Peterborough Sports to the Goldstar Ground on Saturday 13th November.

'The Turbines' have risen through the leagues in recent seasons and were in the Step 6 United Counties League Division 1 as recently as 2015/16 and now head the Step 3 Southern League Premier Division Central. The sides haven't met previously although we've been close on 2 occasions recently with Great Wakering playing Sports in the FA Cup after beating the Seasiders in the previous round back in September, and Basford also playing them in the next round after putting us out of the FA Trophy at the 2nd Round stage last season.

The Seasiders, of course, beat Leatherhead at this stage of the competition last year to set up the Basford tie. Peterborough Sports subsequently beat Basford and Bath City before exiting at the 5th Round stage at Oxford City.

Club Joint Chairman Chris Daynes commented- "Everyone loves a cup run and last seasons performances and results in the FA Trophy will live long in the memory. Peterborough will offer a very difficult test but we've shown we're at our best when we're the underdog in this competition. We're going to need our supporters -who were magnificent on Saturday at Hastings - to come in their numbers and create a special atmosphere to drive the squad on in this tie".

Ticket info-

Admission prices- Adults £10, Concession (65 & Over) £6, Accompanied U16's FREE. (CASH ONLY at the gate)

Fast-track your entry on the day by buying your tickets in advance.

Advance tickets are available online  HERE

Or from the clubhouse Mon-Fri 10-4 & Sat-Sun 9-1 starting from tomorrow.

Please note, due to FA competition rules, Season Tickets and Passes are not valid for this tie. It is an 'ALL PAY' fixture.

Match Sponsor- We are seeking a match sponsor for this fixture. £150 + Vat. Includes admission and hospitality for upto 6 persons, plus advertising in the programme, over the PA system and on social media. You'll also select the man of the match award and make the presentation on the pitch after the match.

If the scores are level after 90 minutes, we'll go straight to penalties with no extra time or replays in this competition in 2021/22.

The Seasiders have earned prize money of £4700 in the victories over Maldon & Tiptree and Hastings United. A further £3000 awaits the winners of this First Round tie, with the losers pocketing £775.

The scheduled home Isthmian League fixture against Witham Town on 13th November has been postponed. A new date will be advised in due course.