Sunday 6th August 2017
Highmoor-Ibis v Buckingham Town
FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round
Buckingham Town travel down to Reading on Sunday to face Hellenic Premier League side Highmoor-Ibis, in the extra preliminary round of the FA Cup. Highmoor being the higher level club (step 5) would be favourites against their Buckinghamshire guests (step 6) however the FA Cup needs no motivation no matter what level either sides are.
The game is on Sunday as Scours Lane hosts both Woodley United and Highmoor, and Woodley are home on Saturday also in the FA Cup.
Highmoor began their campaign on Tuesday evening with a three all draw at Burnham, whilst Sunday’s game is the season opener for Town. The winners of the tie will bank £1,500 and go on to host Southern League side North Leigh in the next round.
Town finished fifth in the United Counties League Division One whilst Highmoor finished fourteenth in the Hellenic Premier Division last season, but with squads open to multiple changes during the close season it is never easy to judge how early games will go.
Anyone wishing to travel down to watch the game can get address details using the link below.
Match location: http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/highmoorfc/contact/