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Humbugs can be a surprise package
HALSTEAD Town manager Mark Benterman is dreaming of an FA Cup adventure.
His buoyant side are preparing for an extra preliminary round tie at Great Wakering tomorrow afternoon (kick-off 3pm).
Town are on a roll after eight pre-season wins and opening Thurlow Nunn League division one victories against Dereham Town Reserves and Long Melford.
And Benterman hopes his rejuvenated side can be this season’s non-league “surprise package” who put an eye-catching run together.
“The FA Cup is such a special competition and there’s something magical about it, even at this very early stage," said the Town boss.
“Other non-league teams have been on runs in recent years, like Redbridge and Southend Manor.
“They’ve shown miracles can happen and who’s to say we can’t be this season’s surprise package?”
For the full story and more Halstead news, see this week's Gazette.
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