Maidenhead United organise supporters coach for FA Cup tie at Halifax

Maidenhead United are organising a coach for supporters to travel to the side’s FA Cup first round tie at FC Halifax Town on Saturday, November 6.

The coach has been kindly subsidised by Maidenhead chairman Peter Griffin and will leave from York Road at 9am.

The cost is £10 for adults and £5 for children aged under 16. All u16s must be accompanied by an adult.

To book your place call Jamie Buckland on 07541 895522 or email Jamiebuckland@yahoo.co.uk

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United will take on the Shaymen after overcoming Isthmian League South East side Hastings United 3-1 at York Road in the final qualifying round.

Should they beat their in-form league rivals they’ll progress to the second round for the first time since the 1886-87 season. It’s been 135 years since Karl Benz applied for a patent to build the first automobile and around the same time, Maidenhead United defeated South Reading 2-0 to move through to the second round of the cup before a 3-2 loss at home to Dulwich saw them exit the competition.

Halifax needed two bites of the cherry to get past Pontefract Collieries of the Northern Premier League Division 1 East in the last round, with Jack Vale scoring the only goal of their replay win at The Shay after the first tie in Pontefract finished goalless.

United have already got the better of the Shayman this season, when Kane Ferdinand curled home a late winner for a 2-1 league win on the opening day of the season.

Winning clubs will receive £22,629 from the competition's prize fund.

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