Fans go free as Ducks travel to Haringey while cup fates and dates are announced

Tony Joyce
Tony Joyce

To promote their club in the community, Haringey Borough are offering free entry to all supporters for their ‘biggest game of the season’ against Aylesbury United on Saturday.

Haringey Chairman Aki Achillea stated: “We have decided to make no charge for entry against Aylesbury United as we wish to get our largest League crowd in what is our biggest game of the season so far.

“We have promoted free entry in the local schools and hope that parents and children alike will avail themselves of the opportunity to attend, support their local non-league side, get right behind the team and create an atmosphere like no other.”

Meanwhile, Dunstable Town’s higher priority Beds FA fixture on Tuesday night was postponed and rescheduled for next Tuesday (December 4).

The rescheduling of the game means the Ducks’ Premier Division Cup match against the Spartan South Midlands Premier leaders has been cancelled for a second time.

The match has now been rearranged for Tuesday December 11, kick off 7.45pm.

In other cup news, the club will face a home tie against Shrivenham in the Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy Quarter Final. The first ever meeting between the Ducks and ‘Shrivy’ has been set for Wednesday January 9, kick off at 7.45pm.

United manager Tony Joyce said he was happy going into the Haringey game after getting a little favour from Ampthill as they held Dunstable to a draw, boosting his side’s bid for the title.

Joyce said: “Ampthill have done us a little favour there and the teams below us like St Margaretsbury and Oxhey have a tough run of games coming up now, and they have to all play eachother as well.

“Dunstable’s run of games are a bit more winnable but you have to go out and get the points.”

United are due to travel to Haringey on Saturday, but should the bad weather continue Joyce thinks the game will be postponed.

“They (Haringey) have a lot of games called off for whatever reason, they have a lot of teams churning up the one pitch so if the weather carries on I’ll be surprised if it goes ahead,” Joyce said.