Needham Market manager Mark Morsley paid homage to the romance of the FA Cup after the trophy made a special visit to Bloomfields.
Ahead of the Marketmen’s monumental fourth qualifying round clash with Skrill Conference Premier League leaders Cambridge United on Saturday, the world’s oldest and most famous trophy arrived at Needham’s stadium today as club members and local school pupils were invited to see it for themselves.
And after getting his hands on the trophy itself, the manager’s apetite has well and truly been wetted ahead of the mouth watering clash.
“It really is great to have the cup down here, it just adds to the whole experience,” he said.
“It leads us nicely into the game on Saturday and it’s nice to actually get my hands on it.
“It is such an iconic thing in the world of football with a lot of romance and that is what this match for us is all about for us.
“All credit to the FA for allowing us to have it down here today and let’s hope they continue to help support non-league football because you can see how much it means to the club.
“We have supporters here and pupils from the local school getting pictures taken which is fantastic to see, being involved has really brought the community together.
“I look forward to every game but this one is particularly special because it such a challenge for the whole club, I can’t wait for Saturday.”
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