Loxwood relishing first their FA Vase game against local rivals Town

Football. County League Division 1. Loxwood v Chichester. Action from the match. Picture Liz Pearce. LP270914FL01 SUS-140927-190710008

Football. County League Division 1. Loxwood v Chichester. Action from the match. Picture Liz Pearce. LP270914FL01 SUS-140927-190710008

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Loxwood are looking forward to competing in the FA Vase for the first time on Saturday – and will not take visitors Steyning Town lightly.

The second-round tie between the Division 1 and 2 sides takes place at Plaistow Road and both teams are looking forward to the derby.

Loxwood boss Dave Cocoracchio said: “We are really looking forward to it and we go into it in a good run of form. It was a monumental moment for the club to get into County One and another step in our first venture into the Vase.

“It’s a good opportunity to progress, but we are not taking Steyning lightly as they have been a bogey team for us and I do not think we have beaten them for the last few years. Any team under John will be very competitive.”

Town manager John Suter added: “It’s a difficult fixture for us as County One is the highest possible league you can draw in the Vase and Loxwood are going well.

“At Steyning there is no sort of ambition of winning the FA Vase, it’s impossible, but cup games are cup games and we look forward to them.

“If on Saturday and for the rest of the season we can replicate the attitude and work rate we did on Tuesday night, then we will start picking up more results.”