St Neots Town hit by another FA Cup hiccup

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St Neots Town saw their hopes of FA Cup success halted by an M25 puncture last night.

The Saints’ coach – carrying players and supporters – broke down on route to Worthing for a second qualifying round replay.

A relief vehicle was called to collect the passengers, but with their estimated arrival time in Sussex being 8.50pm, the match was postponed.

It will now be played next Tuesday (October 6) with a Southern Premier League clash against Histon scheduled for that night to be re-arranged.

A St Neots statement said: “We would like to apologise to all at Worthing for any inconvenience this incident has caused.

“These things do happen and thankfully – and most importantly – everyone was okay.”

The club’s FA Cup run has certainly been packed with incident. They received a Football Association reprieve after unwittingly fielding an ineligible player in their first qualifying round tie against Tilbury.

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