Wednesday, 31 October 2007

Welcome Weymouth

As is to be expected, the further I progress through the rounds of this FA Cup competition, the further up the pyramid one climbs. And after last night's replay win (1-0)for Weymouth away at Hitchin Town, a Blue Square Premier League club now enters the fray for the first time. My baton is with Eastbourne Borough, and they will host Weymouth in the FA Cup 1st Round Proper on Saturday 10th November.

As I write this Weymouth sit in 14th position in the Blue Square Premier (what used to be known as the Football Conference). They finished 11th in the Conference last season after winning the Conference South the season before (2005-06) to gain promotion.

Weymouth first entered the FA Cup in season 1893-94 which was the first season that they were referred to in the press (The Southern Times) as the "Terra Cottas", from which their present day nickname of The Terras originates.

The game in ten days will undoubtedly be a stern test for Eastbourne Borough. The teams have met six times since 2003, with three wins each.

The general reaction from the Eastbourne fans is that they are looking forward to the game as a tough, but winnable, challenge.

Meanwhile the Weymouth fans are being encouraged to wear brightly coloured wigs.

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