Faversham Town vs Dorking Wanderers – Tuesday 12th January, 7.45pm kick-off (Shepherd Neame Stadium, Salters Lane, Faversham, Kent. Postcode: ME13 8ND).

Match status – Game On (12pm pitch inspection passed).

Lilywhites look to host Dorking at the second attempt

Faversham Town will look to host Dorking Wanderers in their Robert Dyas League Cup Quarter-Final at the second attempt following last week’s postponed.

One player, who the hosts will not be able to call upon is striker Stuart King.

King, who scored both of Faversham’s goals as the Lilywhites ended their eight-game winless run with a 2-1 win over the away side in the two outfits’ only ever previous meeting in October, has recently left Town and joined local rivals Whitstable Town.

Dorking have enjoyed a good debut season in the Ryman South so far and they are level on points with Ray Turner’s Lilywhites in the league table.

Both outfits are on 51 points – the home team are 6th and the visitors are 4th – while the away side do also have a game in hand on Faversham.

Dorking beat Peacehaven & Telscombe, Ryman Premier League outfit Burgess Hill Town and Walton & Hersham to reach this stage of the competition, while the hosts got the better of Whitstable Town in a penalty shootout, Folkestone Invicta and Dulwich Hamlet.

Wanderers winger Dane Luchford will come up against his former club, having joined the visitors from league leaders Folkestone Invicta in December.

He will be joined by former Republic of Ireland U19 star Jason Hughes, who joined the away side from Irish side Sligo Rovers recently.

Wanderers bagged a 3-2 victory at Hastings United’s Pilot Field on Saturday in their last outing with Matthew Briggs scoring twice after Ben Dyett’s goal.

Josh Stanford continues to be unavailable and that means under-21 striker Jack Sellens – who was an unused substitute in last weekend’s win over Sittingbourne – along with some of his under-21 teammates, may be given the chance to link-up with the first-team squad for this game.

The tie will go straight to a penalty shootout if the scores are level after 90 minutes.

Here’s your chance to predict the outcome of this encounter:

Dane Luchford

Wanderers winger Dane Luchford (pictured, left) will come up against his former club, having joined the visitors from league leaders Folkestone Invicta in December.

Stuart King, who scored both of Faversham's goals as the Lilywhites ended their eight-game winless run with a 2-1 win over the away side in the two outfits' only ever previous meeting in October, has recently left Town and joined local rivals Whitstable Town. Here is King scoring against Dorking back in October.

Stuart King, who scored both of Faversham’s goals as the Lilywhites ended their eight-game winless run with a 2-1 win over the away side in the two outfits’ only ever previous meeting in October, has recently left Town and joined local rivals Whitstable Town. Here is King scoring against Dorking back in October.

Under-21 striker Jack Sellens – who was an unused substitute in last weekend’s win over Sittingbourne – along with some of his under-21 teammates, may be given the chance to link-up with the first-team squad for this trip.

Under-21 striker Jack Sellens – who was an unused substitute in last weekend’s win over Sittingbourne – along with some of his under-21 teammates, may be given the chance to link-up with the first-team squad for this game.

 

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