Moore eyes cup shock as Melton prepare for tough trip

Melton St Audry’s joint manager Stevie Moore insists his side will be doing more than just making up the numbers when they travel to Cambridge Premier League side Lakenheath in the second round tomorrow.

Moore’s Suffolk & Ipswich League Senior Division side face a tough test against last season’s runners-up but, along with fellow joint manager Chris Gray, he has a gameplan he hopes will stifle their hosts, who are joint-top of their division.

“Lakenheath is a daunting place to go,” said Moore, who will be without leading scorer Maurice Fike.

“They play some really good football and, aside from Witton, this is probably the toughest draw we could have received.

“But we will go there with a gameplan, with five across midfield and we are really looking forward to the game. We don’t want to let the league down.”

Moore is a former cup winner himself with Grundisburgh and has likened the competition to the FA Cup.

“It’s a massive competition - a bit like the FA Cup for Suffolk’s sides,” added Moore.

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“I won the cup with Grundisburgh when we won the treble a few seasons back and the competition provides some magic days.

“Aside from winning the league you can’t beat a good day out in the cup and listening to the radio to see who you have got in the draw.”

Fike will be the only absentee for St. Audry’s who have a strong squad, including highly-rated captain James Badbrook.