FA Cup run would be special for Ossett – Colliver 

FA Cup 

Ossett United manager Jas Colliver

Jas Colliver says an FA Cup run would be special for Ossett United.

Ossett will aim to see off New Mills in the Extra Preliminary Round tomorrow to win a place in the next round.

Pontefract Collieries were the NPL Division One East’s fairlytale FA Cup story last season when they reached the fourth qualifying round.

The cup run brought bigger crowds, more finance to Ponte and Colliver says it would be great to replicate their achievements.

“I think it could do similar (to what it did for Pontefract Collieries),” Colliver told Non League Yorkshire.

“I think you use examples and because Pontefract are in our Division and being a local outfit, our players will know their players and know what they experienced and how good it feels.

“It is obviously financially massive for any club, particularly at our level.

“The town is buzzing already and we’re really supported but I think you’d get more people from further afield because they take interest in the FA Cup.

“There is real interest and it is the oldest and greatest cup competition in the world.

“But to get the clubhouse full and the town buzzing even more would be fantastic. 

“Who knows how far you can go in it?

“I was in the squad when Worksop got to the first round against Bournemouth and we had some really great ties.

“I don’t think many of the lads will have those kinds of experiences but I think it is the old cliche at a time and it is going to be a tough fixture on Saturday.”

But they have to get past New Mills initially and that’s no easy feat according to Colliver.

“In certainly the first game you want to get off to a good start whether it is a cup fixture or a league fixture,” he said.

“I know New Mills will be bang up for it.

“They have got off to good start with their season and they played well on Saturday.

“We have done our homework and had them watched and they are a good team.

“I think they’ll come to us as kind of underdogs and fancy it.

“We have to make sure we’re not complacent in anything we do all season and we scrap and battle for every single point or cup tie.

“We know where our strengths and we’re in a strong position going into Saturday.”

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