ICA Sports FC Match Preview, sponsored by Target HR and MD Flooring
ICA Sports FC vs. Eynesbury Rovers FC Res
The Azzurri host Eynesbury Rovers FC Reserves this Saturday, in the quarter final of the Hunts County FA Cup.
Like ICA Sports, Rovers play their league football at Step 7 of the FA Pyramid; but the other side of the region within the top Division of the Cambridgeshire County League (Kershaw Prem) where they lie in 9th place with 18 points after ten games (6 wins, no draws, 4 losses).
ICA moved up two places to 12th after last week's away victory, with 15 points from 18 games in the PDFL Premier Division so far this season.
The Azzurri reached the final of this competition in the 2016-17 season where they faced Eaton Socon FC, also of the Kershaw Prem. In a twist of fate, seven of the opposition squad from that day are registered and available to Eynesbury Rovers Res this weekend and they are also led by the former Eaton Socon manager from that day, Mark Spavins.
ICA progressed from the last round with a 3-1 win away to Huntingdon United. Rovers, on the other hand, lost their last tie on penalties to Yaxley Reserves but Yaxley fielded an ineligible player and were forced to forfeit the result.
The Eaton Socon side that defeated ICA in April 2017
The ICA squad is decimated by a lack of player availability this week: Jason Andrews (family bereavement), Steve Slack (away), Gareth Knowles (away), Jack Driscoll (away), Joe Dobson (baby due), Sam Orrell (away), Fabio Ramos (work), Jason Cook (calf) and Andrew Wayte (away).
Facing a fitness test will be Jamie Stephens, Lewis Waldron and Eric Nyathi. Eric Makate returns to selection.
ICA Sports FC – W W L D D W
Eynesbury Rovers FC Res - W L W L W L
This match is a 2pm kick-off at South Bretton Playing Fields. Full details are available at this link