Newmarket Town vs Royston Town (Tuesday 17th July 7.45pm KO)
£2.00 – £12.00
Founded in 1875, they are the second oldest club in Hertfordshire behind Hitchin Town. They reached the Fifth Round of the FA Vase in season 2009–10 for the first time in their history and the Third Qualifying Round in the FA Cup in 1998–99. They won the Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division in 2011–12, and now play in the Southern League Premier Central.
The current first team manager is former St Albans City boss Steve Castle who arrived at the club in 2013. The 2014-15 season was a successful one finishing 2nd in the league and reaching the play-off semi final. However Royston lost to Barton Rovers 5-4 on penalties and their promotion dreams were ended. During the summer, Royston started to rebuild by bringing in the likes of Rhys Hoenes, Lewis Donovan,Ryan Towner and Daniel Braithwaite. A poor first few games in the new season came before an incredible run which included a 7-1 hammering of North Greenford United. Royston beat Great Wakering Rovers 3-0 in the preliminary round of the FA Trophy. Goals from Rhys Hoenes, The club-captain Scott Bridges and Ryan Towner.
|Location||Bloorie.com Stadium, Cricket Field Road, Newmarket|