Football: Heady days for Camberley
Friday 06 November 1998
It may prove difficult, however, for the Camberley players to concentrate on their task, when they take on Cove in the first round of the FA Carlsberg Vase. Seven days later, in the first round of the FA Cup, they have a somewhat tougher task - away to Brentford.
Cove are adrift at the bottom of the Courage Combined Counties League, and should be easy opponents for Camberley, who gained impressive and unexpected away wins at Braintree and then St Blazey in the last two qualifying rounds of the FA Cup. Brentford, joint leaders of the Nationwide League Third Division, will be a different proposition.
"We're using the Cove game as a stepping stone to the Brentford tie," Andy Vaughan, the Ryman League Third Division club's spokesman, said. "We've also got a league game against Corinthian-Casuals on Tuesday, which doesn't help."
It has been a busy week for everyone connected with Camberley since their 2-0 success at St Blazey last Saturday took the Surrey side into the first round of the FA Cup for the first time in their history. "We spent some time recovering from all the alcohol we consumed last weekend in Cornwall," Vaughan said.
"Since then the players have posed for a new team photograph and they've been talking tactics for the Brentford game," Vaughan added. "The manager has banned any talk of the FA Cup tie after Thursday, though, so that they can concentrate on the Cove game."
Camberley's manager is Paul Holden MBE, who earned his honour after several years of service as the coach of the national Army XI and then his contribution to football in Gibraltar when he served in the colony. It will be his task at Cove tomorrow to ensure that his players focus on the competition in which they have a chance of reaching Wembley, rather than dream of fleeting fame the following weekend against Ron Noades' men from Griffin Park.
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