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City look to continue their fine start to the season

Chichester City will be looking to keep up their impressive start to the season with a double header this week..

 

The Oaklands Park side have adapted to life at Step Four extremely well, winning four of their first five games this campaign in all competitions.

 

Two of those victories came in the past week – when a 7-2 win at Bridon Ropes in the FA Cup extra qualifying round was followed by a 2-1 away win at Burgess Hill on Bank Holiday Monday thanks to goals from Lloyd Rowlatt and Scott Jones.

 

The latter of those results mean City are sixth in the Isthmian South East, with six points from their first three matches.

 

Chi will look to keep that good form going tomorrow when they host Faversham Town for a league match (3pm.

 

Then on Tuesday it’s the first Velocity Trophy league cup match when fellow Sussex side Hastings United visit Oaklands Park (7.45pm).

 

Chi will no doubt have one eye on next weekend when Isthmian South Central side Chalfont St Peter will visit in the first qualifying round of the FA Cup.

 

Victory in that match and City will have beaten the club record for most progress in the world’s oldest cup competition.

 

A place in that round was thanks to a convincing victory in south east London against Southern Counties East Division One side Bridon Ropes.

 

Jones, got Chi off to a perfect start in the third minute with a firm header from the first corner of the game.

 

Goals from Gicu Iordache, Jones’ second and Kaleem Haitham made it 4-0 at the break.

 

The Romanian made it five after the restart before the hosts got one back. Chi did not let up though, with Callum Overton and Haitham rounding off the scoring.

 

Speaking after the match, manager Miles Rutherford said, β€œIt was good to win. The FA Cup is very big for the team and the club.”

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