Manager Dom Di Paola insists his players must move on from last week’s Emirates FA Cup exit as we turn our attention back to the league this weekend.
The Hornets make the trip to Cheshunt, who, like ourselves, were promoted into the Isthmian Premier Division via the play-offs last season, beating Bracknell Town 3-0 away from home.
Also similar to the Hornets, the Ambers lost out to National League South opposition in the Emirates FA Cup last week, defeated 4-1 away at Maidstone United.
And, while our defeat to Dartford may still linger in the memory, Dom insists we should move on quickly.
He said: “Our boys have got to make sure that Dartford’s out the way now. The FA Cup’s gone, it’s forgotten, and we move on to our bread and butter because it’s important that we pick up as many points as soon as we can so we don’t have any stress.
“We don’t want to have to be looking over our shoulders.”
Cheshunt have had a mixed start to the season, taking two wins, and one draw from their first seven games, currently leaving them in 16th.
The two sides have not faced each other for 17 years, with our last encounter coming in 2002 in which we had a comfortable 3-0 lead with ten minutes to go before an incredible collapse saw us concede three in the time remaining, to only come away with a point.
And Dom is hoping we can prevent any similar situation from occurring tomorrow afternoon. He said: “It’s another massively tough away game. They’ve got good forward players.
“All season you’re going to get this. Each team have got players that can hurt you. Perhaps in the league below you get two players that can hurt you, in this league you’ve got four or five.”
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The Isthmian Premier Division clash kicks off at Theobalds Lane, EN8 8RU, at 3pm. Admission is adults £10, concessions £5 and U16s £1.