Town hoping for Whitehawk in Senior Cup quarter-finals

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Steyning Town are hoping for a glamour tie with Whitehawk after being reinstated into the Sussex Senior Cup.

The Barrowmen had bowed out of the competition following a 2-1 defeat at East Grinstead in their third round clash, only to learn that the Ryman League South outfit fielded an ineligible player in the game.

Steyning will travel to the winners of the game between Whitehawk and Horsham in the quarter-finals.

And having already beaten the Hornets in the FA Vase this season, Town are hoping for the National League South side.

Town manager Alan Skipper said: “I feel a little sorry for East Grinstead as it is never easy to be removed from a competition through admin and not football issues.

“But, with that said, I had informed them that Melford Simpson, who was on their team sheet, was cup-tied, but it turned out another player that played was ineligible.

“We played very well in that game and were narrowly beaten, so we will take that as our reward for that showing.

“Either Whitehawk or Horsham will be a tough test. Locking horns with Horsham again, who we beat in the FA Vase, has appeal.

“However, coming up against Whitehawk, the highest team we would have faced this season, would be the icing on the cake in regards to our excellent cup runs this season.”

In the other quarter-finals, Bognor Regis Town or Eastbourne Town will play Broadbridge Heath or Burgess Hill Town, Worthing face Arundel or Little Common and Littlehampton Town are at home to either Eastbourne Borough or Three Bridges.

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