Steyning hope for big turnout in FA Vase tie

Steyning action. Picture by Derek Martin
Steyning action. Picture by Derek Martin

Steyning were dumped out of the Sussex RUR Charity Cup in their final action before a massive FA Vase tie on Saturday.

Town slipped to a 3-0 third round defeat at division-higher SCFL Premier Division Chichester City on Tuesday but their attention quickly turns to the FA Vase.

Steyning entertain league-above Combined Counties League Premier Division Banstead Athletic as they look to seal a spot in round three of the national competition.

Gerry Murphy’s men reached the second round after overcoming Walton & Hersham last month.

A crowd of 278 were at The Shooting Field to see Steyning come through that day and Murphy is hopeful of a similar turnout on Saturday.

He said: “We are really excited about our game against Banstead in the FA Vase, we’re hopeful of a big turnout from our fans.”

Dave Herbert, Ellis Martin and Scott Jones struck in the space of five minutes inside the first 20 minutes to fire City to a comfortable RUR Cup triumph over Steyning.

Murphy added: “We lost against a very good Chichester side.

“We battled hard to the end without really threatening their goal but a good work out for our boys.”

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