Aspin happy with home draw

Neil Aspin
Neil Aspin

Town boss Neil Aspin says he is happy to have been drawn at home to Dartford in the quarter-finals of the FA Trophy.

The Conference Premier side, who are currently 8th in the table and six points off the play-offs, will visit The Shay on January 26, meaning Town’s scheduled game with Chester will now take place on March 26.

Aspin said: “If you get a home draw you always have to be pleased. I know Dartford are a good side and and are doing well but any draw we would have had would have been difficult because there are a lot of strong teams left in it.

“Our home form has been good in the FA Trophy but it’s a massive game for us. When you get nearer to the final it becomes more interesting for the supporters.”

Meanwhile, Aspin is hopeful that tomorrow’s game with Bishop’s Stortford won’t succumb to the wintry weather.

He said: “The weather is making things really difficult and is having a big effect. We were hoping we could get a run of games together so it’d be another blow if we lost the game but we’re just hoping that’s not the case.

“They’ll fancy their chances but if the players can play at the same level as they did against Chelmsford, then we’re a match for anyone. It’s just a case of the players recharging their batteries and being ready.”