Cheddar travel to Bodmin in FA Cup debut

Shaun Lambert.

Shaun Lambert. - Credit: Archant

Cheddar Football Club travel to Bodmin to take part in the extra-preliminary round of the FA Cup.

Cheddar Football Club start their 125th anniversary season in earnest on Saturday as they make a 250-mile round trip to Bodmin to face last season’s Carlsberg South West Peninsula League champions Bodmin Town in the extra-preliminary round of the FA Cup.

This is the first time in the club’s long 125-year history the Cheesemen have played in the FA Cup and the club are determined to put up a strong performance on the day.

The match has caught media attention from the national press, together with BBC Sport and TALKsport radio has also ignited the excitement of the Cheddar public and a 53-seater coach has been booked for supporters who wish to travel along with the players.

Should the match end in a draw, the replay will be at Bowdens Park on Tuesday night, with a 7.45pm kick-off. If the match is level after 90 minutes, there will be extra time, followed by penalties.

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Cheddar manager Jared Greenhalgh said: “It’s a great honour to be in charge of the club when they enter the FA Cup for the first time. I am confident we will put up a good show against Bodmin, and whether we win, lose or draw it will not be for the want of effort.”

The Cheddar 17-man squad consists of Michael Dangerfield, Kieran Webster, Craig Mawford, Lewis Matthews, George Booth (c), Danny Griffiths, Shaun Lambert, Chris Coombs, Ricky Bennett, Mason Gardener, Tom Manning, Sam King, Billy Vaughan, Callum Ham, Joe Grant and Kristian Bell.

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The club are in the process of re-launching their new website, which they hope will be active soon, but in the meantime all the club’s news is available on their Facebook page:

Cheddar Football Club has signed former Middlesbrough and Darlington Town defender, Shaun Lambert.

Shaun, aged 25, who has also has 100 appearances to his name for Northern Premier League side Whitby Town, joins the Cheesemen in time to travel to Bodmin Town in the FA Cup extra preliminary round tie on Saturday.

Shaun said: “I’m delighted to be joining Cheddar, I’m sure we’ll do well this season. Cheddar has got some great players and was unlucky not to be promoted last season.”

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