Aylesbury FC boss Craig Faulconbridge has admitted he would ‘settle for penalties’ when his side entertain VCD Athletic in their FA Trophy replay tonight (Tuesday) whil Tony Joyce says Aylesbury United are in good shape ahead of their trip to Potters Bar Town.
The Moles take on VCD Athletic in the FA Trophy replay at Haywood Way after Saturday’s match finished 2-2, with the winner due to travel to North Greenford United on Saturday October 19.
And Faulconbridge said he was hopeful that home advantage would help in the replay.
He said: “It was a tough first match against VCD on Saturday.
“They are a very progressive team who were able to be fairly flexible with their tactics.
“We managed to frustrate them by putting nine and sometimes even 10 men behind the ball.
“We will probably use similar tactics in the replay, but I feel that if we use the same aggressive tactics we can come out on top.
“We are more than happy to have a penalty shoot-out if that is what it takes to get through to the next round.”
The Moles are five matches unbeaten going into the game.
Meanwhile, Aylesbury United manager Joyce said his side was in ‘good shape’ ahead of their trip to Potters Bar after getting back to winning ways in the FA Trophy with a 4-2 victory over Faversham Town on Sunday.
Boss Joyce said: “I am very pleased with how we played (against Faversham).
“It was a very confident performance and it puts the squad in a good spirit ahead of the resumption of the league campaign.”
The Ducks host Ramsgate in the next round on Saturday October 19 at Bell Close and Joyce said it was nice to be through.
He said: “I am glad we have another home tie as it is a competition we would like to progress in as far as possible.”
United are currently experiencing a busy spell of games with four matches in eight days.