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MATCH PREVIEW: Poole Town vs Chippenham Town, Emirates FA Cup 2QR, Sat 18th Sept 2021

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It’s that time of the year! The Emirates FA Cup is here and we are on the road for the 2nd Qualifying Round away to Poole Town.


In today’s Match Preview, we look ahead towards our upcoming 2nd Qualifying Round fixture, as we travel to face Poole Town, a side the Bluebirds are very familiar with, this will be the second year in the row we face the Dolphins, as we look to continue our stellar form from last season. When both sides met at #TheTSStadium, for what was an entertaining encounter, despite being Behind Closed Doors, both sides drew 2-2 but the Bluebirds followed up by winning 5-4 on Penalties, following Bradley Ash slotting the ball past the keeper, to secure the Bluebirds a tie against Ebbsfleet United.

The Bluebirds will look to turn recent results around with a victory at Tatnam, as they fell short to a 3-2 defeat to Chelmsford City last weekend as Charlie Sheringham netted a brace for the visitors, followed up with a goal by Simeon Jackson as they sealed all the points against Chippenham. Despite the defeat, many supporters will feel that Chippenham’s start to the season has been nothing short of sensational, to be in the top half of the table, in a division where there are some big teams who will more than likely be sniffing around the play-offs ahead of May 2022, Mike and the coaching/playing squad will be very satisfied by how they are going so far..

Poole have had a similar start to us so far this season, as they currently sit 7th in the Southern Premier’s South division, sitting on 11 points from 3 victories so far, that’s definitely what manager Tom Killick will want to be seeing, as he’s hoping to get the Dolphins back into the National League South, after being relegated a few seasons ago, our hosts today have just come off the back of a 5-0 victory over Swindon Supermarine in the 1st Qualifying Round of the FA Cup with two braces from Tony Lee and Luke Burbidge, two players that Chippenham will most certainly have their eyes on tomorrow.

Don’t forget, if you are not able to make the game tomorrow, we have plenty of ways were you can stay tuned with the action, as always our Bluebirds LIVE Twitter service will be available with the latest minute-by-minute updates from the game and Match Highlights will be available as always on our Official YouTube channel.

As with any fixture so far this season, you will be able to purchase your tickets online in-advance and buy on the gate, tickets can be purchased here online via the SEETickets online service.


Ticket prices for the game, are as follows: Adults: £12.00, Concessions: £8.00, U18’s: £5.00, Accompanied U13’s: £1.00, Programmes: Online


(Concessions: Over 60, Serving Armed Forces with Valid ID, Veteran of the Armed Forces with valid ID, Student with Valid ID, NHS with Valid ID, Disabled)

Our hosts Poole Town have informed us prior that no alcohol is allowed outside of the clubhouse or inside the ground, parking is available Oakdale School/Club Car Park, with additional car parking is available at Poole Stadium – BH15 2BP – a footpath leads to Sterte Bridge/Tatnam Road, the local council have stopped vehicle access to Tatnam Road from Stanley Green/Sterte Road.

Parking at Industrial Estate opposite the ground.

e. By train 10 to 15 minute walk from Poole Railway Station, exit platform 2, turn right, eventually right into Sterte Road, over the bridge and the ground is opposite you at junction with Tatnam Rd.

Directions:

From Southampton: Follow M27/A31 in the direction of the Ferry Port. At Merley roundabouts turn left and then right (direction Poole A349) and follow road directly towards Poole. Now ignore Ferry Port signs. At Fleetsbridge roundabout (Tesco on right) take the fourth road into Fleets Lane (Wren Kitchens on left, B&Q on right). After 0.5 miles, with Poole Motorcycles on the right opposite you will see Palmer Road, turn left into Palmer Road, then right at mini roundabout into School Lane. Car Park at end of road.

From the West: Follow A35 to the Fire Station roundabout and take 2nd exit onto Holes Bay Road which is the A350 and at roundabout take 1st exit on to A349 Broadstone Way. Turn right at Wessex Gate East traffic lights into Willis Way. Turn right onto Fleets Lane and then with Poole Motorcycles on the right opposite you will see Palmer Road, turn left into Palmer Road, then right at mini roundabout into School Lane. Car park at the end of the road.

We hope to see as many of the #BlueArmy faithful as possible, at Tatnam tomorrow, as we look to get the vital win away from home, and progress into the next round of the FA Cup. COYB!

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