It is a tired old cliche but the Road to Wembley starts in mid-August every year. It may be tired but actually to us and our friends over at The Real FA Cup have been very excited by the prospect of the Extra-Preliminary since the draw was made last month. The road for some will be as short as Ronnie Corbett’s inside leg measurement, but at 7.30pm on Friday 13th when Ringwood Town kick off this year’s competition at home to Cowes Sport everyone will be a first amongst 808 equals.
The options for this year were endless (obviously bloody statement number 1) and our original plan took in a last minute pre-season friendly at Ramsgate FC before we were to head off to Lordswood FC for their game with Pagham at Martyn Grove. Picking up on our press release of the fact, Lordswood actually contacted us and offered us a spot in their programme as well as the opportunity to sponsor the game. A very nice gesture and if it wasn’t for an enforced change of plan we would have jumped at the chance. Good luck Lordswood and we hope to see you in the Preliminary round in a week or so. Continue reading