Saints take on Crows in Herts Senior Cup

Ian Allinson’s men are back in action tonight (Tuesday 11th February 2020) at Clarence Park when they take on Royston Town in the Quarter Final of the Herts Senior Cup.

The Saints go into this meeting on the back of a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Bath City on Saturday. Three emphatic finishes from Solomon Nwabuokei, Joe Iaciofano and Zane Banton, along with an impressive defensive display, ensured that all three points made the trip back to Hertfordshire.

Royston Town, meanwhile, will be on a high heading into this clash having secured their place in the last eight of the FA Trophy with a 2-0 win over Vanarama National League side Ebbsfleet United just 72 hours ago.

Away from the cups and the Crows have enjoyed an impressive campaign in the Southern Premier Central League up to now and are currently sat in fourth position on 51 points, but they have games in hand on the sides above them and are very much involved in the title face.

Royston are managed by former City player and boss Steve Castle, who has been in charge at Garden Walk since 2013. The 53 year old has brought in a number of ex-Saints, including Danny Green, Ben Martin and recent arrival Josh Oyinsan, who scored the first goal against Ebbsfleet on Saturday.

The Saints defeated Bishop’s Stortford 3-1 in the previous round to reach this stage, while the Crows have overcome Berkhamsted (2-1) and Boreham Wood (4-0).

The two sides met in the Herts Senior Cup last January at Clarence Park, and on that occasion it was the Saints who came out on top. A Harold Joseph own goal mid-way through the second half was the only difference on the night.

James Kaloczi and Munashe Sundire are the only injury concerns for Ian Allinson going into this tie, although the City boss is expected to rotate a number of players.

Kick-off at Clarence Park tonight is 7:45pm.

Please note that entry to tonight’s game will be through the York Road Turnstiles only. Following the strong winds over the weekend only the Clive Churchhouse Terrace, Main Stand and Clubhouse will be open to supporters. The rest of the ground will be closed for safety reasons.

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