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Big defeat will be motivation for Hadleigh United in FA Cup

Shane Wardley has told his Hadleigh United squad to use the disappointment of Tuesday night’s heavy defeat to spur them on to success in the FA Cup at home to Great Yarmouth Town on Saturday (3pm).

DEBUT GOAL: Jack Severy opened his Brettsiders' account on Friday Picture: Mark Bullimore
DEBUT GOAL: Jack Severy opened his Brettsiders' account on Friday Picture: Mark Bullimore

The Millfield will stage the tie after The Bloaters’ had to reverse it with their ground unavailable in August, thought to be to do with the dual purpose it serves with athletics.

Wardley oversaw a very mixed set of results over the opening week of the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division season with a 5-1 home thumping of FC Clacton last Friday followed up with a disappointing 4-0 defeat at Brantham Athletic on Tuesday.

And although he felt that latter scoreline did not reflect his side’s overall performance on the night, he is very much hoping they can pick up from where they left off at the Millfield to safely negotiate their way past the Emirates FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round.

“From our point of view it is home advantage,” he said.

“Our groundsman has done well with our pitch so we will get the ball down and play.

“It is a massive game for the club and hopefully we will get a few more people through the gate like we did Friday.

“The prize money is there to help the club out and I have said to the lads last night was disappointing but we now have a big FA Cup game to put things right in.”

In Friday’s Premier Division opener, it was Clacton who had taken the lead, via new signing Karl Andrade from Halstead Town, but Hadleigh new boy Jack Severy, who joined from Debenham LC, had the Brettsiders level at the break.

A glut of goals followed for the home side after the break as Kyle Cassell bagged two either side of goals from new signings Danny Thrower and Marko Makris.

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