It’s FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round action for Hemsworth Miners Welfare on Saturday, as Wells host North West Counties Premier League side Runcorn Town at the Yorkshire NuBuilds Stadium-and, as you’d expect, Wells Manager Wayne Benn certainly hasn’t lost sight of the financial implications of a decent FA Cup run and has run the rule over the opposition, writes Colin Muncie.
Wayne told the Bootiful Game “On Saturday we face what looks like a very difficult tie in the FA Cup against Runcorn Town of the NWCL Premier Division. They finished third last season and have got off to a good start this season with 2 wins out of 2 so we know that we are in for a real test. All you can really hope for is a home tie-which we have got -and we need to take advantage of that. If we perform to the level that we are capable of then we will give ourselves a great chance of getting through to the next round and the bonus of that is the finance that is on offer.”
Wayne is a fan of the Competition, but isn’t looking beyond the weekend. “FA Cup games are always good occasions and exciting to be a part of” he admitted “and we would dearly love to get through two or three rounds for the exposure it brings -and of course the extra revenue it creates -but it really is so difficult to do.
Wayne added “It’s long overdue for us to have a bit of an adventure in the FA Cup and like every team that enters we want to stay in it for as long as possible; but in all honesty my only focus is trying to get through on Saturday against a very good side”