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Rod Stringer: "We'll make Monday a Cup final"

2 months ago By Matt Lee

Chelmsford boss Rod Stringer was left pleased that his side remained in the Emirates FA Cup draw after holding Bath City to a 0-0 draw in Somerset.

“You have to give credit to Bath, it was a tough game, they are a decent side and we know it will be tough on Monday. ” Rod Stringer

The Clarets had numerous chances to score as Lee Barnard and Chris Dickson both came close to netting, however a lack of a clinical edge left the deadlock unbroken.

Sam Beasant saved a second half penalty from the hosts but City boss Stringer was left pleased that his side remained in the competition following a tough game against fellow Vanarama National League South opposition.

“It’s a replay. From my point of view I’d rather take a replay than not be in the hat at all. When you look at chances, Barnard’s one-on-one [when the striker missed a one-on-one after beating the offside trap], if that goes in it makes it a tougher game, it puts us one-nil up and maybe we can see it through.

“You have to give credit to Bath, it was a tough game, they are a decent side and we know it will be tough on Monday. But it’s down to us to use the home advantage that they never used today.”

Stringer was also confident that a large midweek following would be at the Melbourne Community Stadium as the Clarets battle for a second time for an Emirates FA Cup First Round Proper tie.

“I’m sure Monday there will be a good gate, more than what there was here today [878]. It’s not about how many people turn up it’s about how well we play on the night.

“The supporters have been tremendous today, they’ve come up and travelled in numbers again and they’ll go away fairly happy that we are at home on Monday so they haven’t got the long journey. Bath will be thinking that they can get something out of it on Monday but we’ll wait and see. It’ll be a good atmosphere on a tight pitch and we’ll make it a cup final.”

The Clarets are ball number 67 in Monday’s Emirates FA Cup First Round Draw on BT Sport at approximately 7pm.

Updated 18:45 - 14 Oct 2017 by Matt Lee

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