Hebburn Town manager Kevin Bolam has stressed tomorrow’s game against Sunderland RCA in the FA Vase Second Round is a “huge game”.
The Hornets come into the game off the back of their first defeat in 11 games, when they lost 3-2 to Division 2 side Willington in the Durham Challenge Cup on Tuesday night.
On tomorrow’s game, Bolam said: “It’s a huge game for the club, we all know that everyone wants to do well in the Vase it’s going to be a tough one.
“They’re (RCA) a good side, we know they’re a good side, and I think myself, Mick, Jason and the lads will know an improvement has to be made and be made quick.”
It will be the third time Hebburn and Sunderland RCA have clashed in just over a month. The previous results were 2-2, and most recently a 3-0 win for Hebburn just two weeks ago.
Bolam however insists the previous results won’t have an impact on the game.
“The two previous results will have no bearing on Saturday. They’ll come, they’re a good side like I said and I think they’ll know how to play, they’ll be dogged, they’ll be full of desire, they’ll be full of energy,” he said.
“Their two wide players are good players, their front two are lively players but then again hopefully we get a reaction from our lads.”
Midfielders Louis Storey and Robbie Spence will be missing through suspension and striker Luke Sullivan remains away on holiday, but Hebburn have no injury concerns.
The game kicks off at 3pm tomorrow at the Energy Check Sports Ground, subject to a 10am precautionary pitch inspection.
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