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East Thurrock United boss John Coventry missing magic of FA Cup
EAST Thurrock United will not be in FA Cup action at this stage of the first time in three seasons.
John Coventry’s team will instead travel to Harrow Borough for a Ryman Premier League clash.
Rocks made the First Round proper in 2011 before succumbing to Macclesfield Town lost to Hornchurch in the last round following a replay.
Having also reached the Fourth Qualifying Round last season, Coventry said it was a shame not to still be in the competition, but added his team must focus on their league match.
“It is a massive disappointment not to be in the cup,” he said.
“We knew at the replay whoever won would be playing a team a couple of levels below us, so it was a good chance to have another run in the cup.
“Harrow will be tough and I know their manager well and I know he will make it difficult for us.
“But we are making progress with a new look squad even though we are not quite the finished article.”