Nebbett can't wait for FA Cup derbyBy Adam Lee
July 19, 2012
New Bracknell Town joint manager Steve Nebbett admits the opportunity to face old club Binfield in just his second game in charge is a dream come true.
The FA Cup extra preliminary round draw, announced earler this month, threw up a few surprises as all four of the districts club were drawn against each other.
Bracknell, newly-relegated to Hellenic Division 1 East, will face the Moles, while Ascot United will go head to head with Sandhurst.
But it is the match between Bracknell and Binfield, scheduled for Saturday, August 11 at Larges Lane, that is sure to attract most publicity.
And Nebbett, who has taken charge of the Robins alongside Danny Oliphant, couldn’t believe it when the draw was announced.
“I had everyone texting me as soon as the draw was made,” he said.
“I’d like to stay cool and say it’s just another game, but I can’t wait and neither can the players.
“There’s part of me that didn’t want it because I still want Binfield to do well.
“It will be an amazing day and hopefully, if there’s a good crowd, both teams will be able to have a bit of a payday from it.
“Hopefully it will be a bit of a classic too.
“Binfield will be good, but we will be fired up for it.
“I love all the people at Binfield and I’m looking forward to showing them how we have improved as a club.”
They were sentiments shared by Binfield boss Tallentire, who also used to hold the hot seat at Larges Lane.
And it is not just the respective management teams where the club connections lie.
In terms of players, Bracknell can boast former Moles in Lewis Brown, Scott Williams, James Rogers and Jamie Clarke, while for Binfield, the likes of Stuart Tanfield, Garry Sargeant, Joel Havermans and Callum Whitty have all turned out for the Larges Lane club during their careers.
And because of the added spice that such a game brings, Tallentire is expecting quite a cup tie.
“I couldn’t believe it when the draw was made – you couldn’t make it up,” said the Binfield manager.
“With the connections that the clubs have, it's a bit too close for comfort!
“It will be difficult and certainly won’t be a walk in the park, but it is also a good opportunity for us to progress.
“It will be one of Bracknell’s biggest games of the season and we have to be prepared for that.
“It’ll be exciting for the town as well.”