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Berquez wants a cup adventure with Maldon and Tiptree
4:44pm Thursday 12th September 2013 in Sport
OLLIE Berquez is plotting another FA Cup adventure.
The Maldon and Tiptree midfielder hopes his side can enjoy a run in this season’s competition – starting with victory in Saturday’s first qualifying round tie at home to neighbours Heybridge Swifts.
Maldon and Tiptree won through following last Tuesday’s 1-0 preliminary round replay win at Barking.
Maldon grabbed the only goal of the game on 55 minutes with a Glen Golby header. Berquez says the competition has been kind to him over the years, including a couple of appearances in the second-round proper.
And while that stage is still a very long way off, he hopes his side can do the business at the weekend and put their name in the hat for the next round.
“Heybridge are a strong side and I’m expecting another tough, tight game, like it was when we drew 0-0 on Bank Holiday Monday,” said Berquez.
“If we can apply ourselves the right way, I know we’ve got the capability to win.
“But for me, we’ve got to think of it as another tough cup game, rather than getting bogged down by it being a derby because all that matters – regardless of who we’re playing – is the prize of getting into the next round.
“We’ve got to focus on the job in hand and do our best to win the tie.”
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