• FT

    Bishop's Sto

    1

    Northampton

    2

  • FT

    Burton

    2

    Hereford

    0

ENGLISH FA CUP

Woodside Park, England

Referee: Steve Martin | Attendance: 2545

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Bishop's Stortford

  • Reece Prestedge 81'

1 - 2

FT

Northampton Town

  • Danny Emerton 62'
  • Luke Hacker 68'

Cobblers out to avoid cup upset

Bishop's Stortford have two players suspended for their big FA Cup first-round clash with Northampton on Sunday.

The TV cameras will be in town hoping for a potential cup upset when the Skrill South outfit host Aidy Boothroyd's Cobblers, currently propping up the Football League pyramid, yet defender George Allen and midfielder Anthony Church will both serve one-game bans.

Boss Rod Stringer has better news elsewhere, however, as Barnet have allowed on-loan striker George Sykes, to date yet to make an appearances in this competition, to feature in the clash.

Apart from the pair of bans, Stringer has a full squad at his disposal and even had the luxury or resting defender Sean Francis last weekend.

New signings Ricky Ravenhill and Jacob Blyth are both available for Northampton.

Midfielder Ravenhill arrived from Bradford on a month-long loan deal on Thursday while Leicester striker Blyth returned to the Cobblers from Leicester having seen his previous three-month loan stay cut short by injury.

Fellow loanee Kane Ferdinand has also been cleared to play but Town remain in discussions with Brentford over the availability of Luke Norris and Stuart Dallas.

It remains to be seen whether Clive Platt (calf) and Matt Heath (thigh) are fit enough to make their comebacks, but Roy O'Donovan (hernia), Kevin Amankwaah (hamstring), Kelvin Langmead (knee), Lewis Hornby (back) and Alex Nicholls (broken leg) remain sidelined.

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