FA Sunday Cup: Unplayable front four key to Chapeltown Fforde Grene win

Phil Harding.
Phil Harding.
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JOINT-boss Phil Harding says Chapeltown Fforde Grene are capable of going allv the way to Anfield as part of their dream FA Sunday Cup run.

Fforde welcome Sunderland outfit Humbledon Plains Farm to Bracken Edge on Sunday for a quarter-final and the club’s biggest game since Chapeltown Brazil merged with Fforde Grene (2pm). A win would put Fforde one step away from a final rumoured to be taking place at Anfield and Harding (pictured) says his men are fully capable of getting there – even if presented with holders Oyster Martyrs in the semi-finals. First, the Leeds team must navigate their way past Humbledon – champions of the Sunderland Sunday League and unbeaten with six wins out of six. But Harding is in a positive mood insisting that on their day his front four are “unplayable.”

“If we could get to the final it would be unbelievable for the club, the area and everybody involved,” said Harding, joint manager with Lincoln Richards, with John Ward as coach. “And Sunday’s game is a massive because we’ve actually got a good chance. We‘re already in the quarters so obviously we’ve got a brilliant chance of maybe going all the way. To get to Anfield would be a dream but we’re two games away from getting there and we’re good enough to do it.

“We’re going into the unknown on Sunday as we just don’t know how good the other team are. But if things go our way – with the top four we’ve got – teams can’t handle them at times. They are unplayable on their day when they are running at them. If the players take on board all of the instructions we will have an even better chance of winning and if everybody does what they are told I think we can win.

I’d just like to say please come and support us. Come up and bring loads of positivity, shout for the team, get behind the team and let’s win!”

Hope Inn's Stephen Crawford is congratulated scoring his side's second goal by Daniel Maw.

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