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Royals Review

PUBLISHED: 13:08 18 September 2009 | UPDATED: 14:04 06 July 2010

It was a massive game for us last Saturday in the FA Cup at St Ives - one of the biggest in the club's history and it was a fantastic day.

We took two buses up, one with supporters and committee and the players' bus went just after them and arrived and the pitch looked good, although it was a bit bumpy.

It was a massive game for us last Saturday in the FA Cup at St Ives - one of the biggest in the club's history and it was a fantastic day.

We took two buses up, one with supporters and committee and the players' bus went just after them and arrived and the pitch looked good, although it was a bit bumpy.

All in all it was a great performance. We started really well and got the penalty after 15 minutes which Robert Woodcock converted in his normal manner by cracking it into the top corner.

And to be honest, playing away from home against a side we thought were very strong, we dominated the first half chance wise. The only time they looked dangerous was from set pieces.

But five minutes before half-time, Chris Henderson, defending, brought their lad down in the box which he put his hands up to. He knew he'd made a mistake bringing him down and they scored from the spot.

We went in at half-time and said to the lads, 'look we're 1-1 away from home in the FA Cup, we're in the game even if we have to take them back to our place'.

But in the second half we went and dominated and came away with a 2-1 win, which was fantastic. It was a really good day and everybody really enjoyed it.

Moving forward to the next round and drawing Hinckley United from the Conference North is going to be a massive tie for us and that will no doubt be the biggest game in the club's history.

To be fair, we'll go there open-minded because strange things do happen in football and although on the league tier system they play three leagues higher than us, but we feel with our youngsters and the pace we have in the side we'll cause them problems on the day.

Some people will look at the tie and shrug their shoulders a bit but who knows?

It's a big game for us tomorrow against Walsham-le-Willows in the FA Vase as well. This is a competition where all the teams we come up against are playing at the same level as us.

We've obviously been playing very well this season and we're confident in what we can do and we want to stay in this competition for as long as we can.

Walsham's last three results haven't been that good so we'll be looking to capitalise on that tomorrow and come away with a win.

If you look at it K&P beat Lowestoft Town last year and the season before, so there's no reason why we can't emulate what they've done in the last couple of season.

The only real injuries we have are to Robbie Horton, although Ian Dawson came off last week with a hamstring strain, but he's looking fine for tomorrow so we go in full strength.

We received the sad news on Thursday that Andy Jefford, Joe Jefford's father, has passed away, so on behalf of myself and the rest of the club we'd like to pass our condolences on to Joe and his family.

Jon Reynolds

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