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Tower Hamlets Ashanike is looking forward to his side’s FA Vase clash with Halstead

PUBLISHED: 16:00 20 October 2017

A Tower Hamlets player goes through on goal at Mile End Stadium (Pic: Tim Edwards)

A Tower Hamlets player goes through on goal at Mile End Stadium (Pic: Tim Edwards)

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Tower Hamlets joint-manager AJ Ashanike is looking forward to his side’s FA Vase clash with Halstead Town this weekend.

The Mile End-based club will travel away to the Eastern Counties League Division One outfit on Saturday (3pm kick-off) in hope of progressing into the second round of the cup competition.

The club could also bag themselves £825 in prize money and Ashanike is confident of a victory against the Essex-based side.

“I’m really looking forward to the game,” Ashanike said.

“I’ve watched them a couple times now and if we stick to our game plan we should be in the next round.”

Ashanike praised the opposition and even admitted he likes the way the ninth place outfit play after watching them a few times this season.

“They’re a good footballing side and are also really big and strong like us,” he said.

“It should be a really good, close match, as both sides can battle and both sides can play good football. I really like their side if I’m honest.”

The manager also revealed 
how important a long cup run could be for the club financially through extra gates and prize money.

“It’s very important for the club to make some money and back us with that for the season.

“It’s also a cup which we feel we can actually win it or at least have a really good run.

“If you look at what we done six years ago in the competition, why can’t we do well again this year.”

Ashanike also admitted they will be going with their strongest squad possible for the clash as they want to keep their Vase dreams alive.

“We will be going with our strongest side on Saturday.

“Lee McKnight will be back and starting in goal for us on Saturday.”

Tower Hamlets go into the clash off the back of a 5-2 victory against Stansted and will be hoping to carry that form over.

Luke With returned from injury and put his side ahead but Elias Siligato Olmas levelled it midway through the first half at Hargrave Park.

Hamlets restored their lead before Antonio Montiero increased the lead, only to see Stanted’s Nick Brown make it 3-2.

Wale Odedoyin and O’Neal Rowe both netted and handed the visitors a three goal victory.

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