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PREVIEW | Graham Street Prims (H)

It's a return home to the Forest Town Arena for two cup fixtures within the space of four days, starting with an FA Vase meeting with Graham Street Prims.

Wembley may seem a long way away for the Bulls who launch their bid for the trophy at the First Qualifying Round stage, but Chairman Andrew Saunders told this morning's Non-League Football Show that he has high hopes for his team to reach "dreamland".

AFC welcome Graham Street Prims to the Forest Town Arena for a 3pm kick-off.


Last Time Out

The FA Cup Preliminary Round proved to be much, much tougher than the previous round for Matt Chatfield's side, who were held to a draw by Heanor Town at The Town Ground last weekend.

The hosts had the better of the first half, but AFC edged their way back into the tie and it took several phenomenal stops from 'keeper Jordan Pierrepont to deny the likes of Ross Duggan.

The Bulls could have gone through to the next round in the dying seconds, but Jordan Annable's header was ruled to have not crossed the line on 93 minutes.

Read the full report HERE.


The Opposition

The Prims have had a mixed start to their campaign in the East Midlands Counties League, both winning and losing twice in their opening five league fixtures.

After heavy defeats in their first two fixtures, the Prims turned the ship around quickly and enter tomorrow's fixture on the back of two consecutive victories.

This weekend will be the Derby outfit's first taste of cup football this season having not made the cut for the FA Cup, but the one-tier difference between the two sides - as everybody knows - makes no difference.

This will also be the first ever meeting between the Bulls and their Derbyshire visitors.


Team News

Defensive players Ben Potter and Tom Slone both remained sidelined for Saturday's fixture, whilst Brett Lucas and Nicky Darker's involvement remains doubtful but not completely ruled out.

The Bulls could welcome two new signings to the helm, but it is unknown if the deals will be completed in time.



Adults | £7

Concessions | £5

U16s | FREE

Season Members get £2 off admission, £1 off matchday programmes and a FREE tea or coffee.


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