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Lye looking to cause another FA Cup upset
3:51pm Thursday 29th August 2013 in Football
LYE Town will look to cause another FA Cup upset this Saturday when they travel to Coventry Sphinx.
Having disposed of last season’s Midland Alliance runners-up Westfields in the previous round, Lye will have nothing to fear at Sphinx, even though they will be missing several key players.
Last season’s leading marksman Ricky Anslow still hasn’t featured this term, while Sean Pugh and Rob Sheffield are also sidelined with injury and Scott Gennard is suspended.
Lye are still waiting to see whether last week’ s hat-trick hero Kalum Evitts recovers from a broken nose sufficiently to play.
The Stourbridge Road side pulled out all the stops to enable influential Ben Jevons to play at Wednesfield.
Jevons didn’t arrive back in Birmingham Airport from a holiday in Italy until 1pm, but still managed to feature in the 3-1 win at Wednesfield.
It was Jevons who netted the opening goal before further strikes from Steve Weaver and Andy Mitchell sealed the points.
Joint-manager Martin Thomas said: “There was a Plan B in place if Ben didn’t arrive back in time.
“We didn’t have any worries about the fact he’d come back from holiday because Ben keeps himself fit.”
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