TV MONEY BECKONS FOR FA CUP FIRST ROUND WINNER
A televised second round tie against Crewe awaits the victor of the FA Cup first round replay between Eastleigh and Stourbridge.
Eastleigh operations manager Tom Coffey says: “The reward of getting through gives us the chance of being on TV in the next round.
“It’s massive, it can help the club out and set us up for the season. It’s un-budgeted for and there are lots of benefits to us progressing.”
The two teams in the second round will share the spoils of £110,000 courtesy of the TV money.
Because of this, Coffey knows the pressure is on Eastleigh who are three divisions above their opposition Stourbridge.
“I think everyone wants to win a game of football and none more so that the FA Cup.
“We need to be on our game tomorrow after the 2-2 draw in the first leg. They are going to come here with no pressure, they are going to want to win.
“All the pressure is on us and hopefully if we are on our game we will get the result and put in a professional performance.”
Crewe are currently flying high in League 2 and are fourth in the table.
However, they have lost their last two league games in a row and could present an opportune moment for whichever side wins tomorrow night.
Stourbridge are also looking forward to the occasion and expected to bring a strong fan base of up to 150.
The game kicks off tomorrow night at 7.45 at the Silverlake stadium.