UK time is: 19:50:29
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Hawks' Pre Match Views: Swansea

Havant & Waterlooville seem to be in confident mood ahead of their FA Cup third round replay tomorrow at West Leigh Park.

A late goal by Rocky Baptiste canceled out Andy Robinson's superb free-kick to force a replay.

Both sides have plenty to play for in tomorrow's tie (7:45pm) as they could face Liverpool in the next round if they overcome Luton.

Captain Jamie Collins says they fancy their chances against the Swans, he told the Non League Paper:

'Normally as a non-league club you hope to get into the first round, but to be in the hat for the fourth round and having the possibility of playing Liverpool is a dream.

'And we do fancy our chances of beating Swansea at home.

'Some family and friends are thinking we are already playing Liverpool, so if we lose it's going to be the worst feeling I've had in football.''


Manager Shaun Gale thinks the Swans won't enjoy their visit to West Leigh Park and said:

Swansea are top of League One because they are a great side and their manager Roberto Martinez has got them playing some fantastic football.

'However, they won't enjoy coming to Westleigh Park. It's a tight little ground; it's a sell-out and there will be a great atmosphere. That will help us and could be the difference.

'There's no pressure on us. Swansea are the pros; the full-time boys.''


Hawks midfielder Charlie Oatway thinks the replay will be even tougher than the game at the Liberty:

"The odds may be slightly better but we still have a huge task ahead of us. If we reproduce the same commitment and effort and maintain our shape you never know. Funnier things have happened.

"Swansea have shown all season they are the best team in League One and are a fantastic side. I should imagine the last thing they wanted to do was come down here for a replay and they will possibly look at the game a little bit differently after the first encounter.

"The possible carrot for the winner is a tie against Liverpool at Anfield and I am sure they will want that just as much as we do.''


It's certainly looks like being a competitive and entertaining game. The Swans will need to learn from their previous mistakes in this competition and overcome the non-league side.

They were forced into a needless replay against Horsham after failing to convincingly win a game they dominated from start to finish - on a tight, small ground in terrible conditions - Shaun Gale.






Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: KevinE Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday January 15 2008

Time: 12:26PM

Your Comments

Well done H&W,good luck on the replay,knock those welshmen out Rocky:-)
MFC67
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Swansea City Articles

Archived Swansea City Articles

List All Vital Swansea City Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Stoke 2 - 1 Swansea
Swansea 2 - 2 Newcastle
Sunderland 0 - 0 Swansea
Swansea 0 - 1 Southampton
Chelsea 4 - 2 Swansea
Swansea 3 - 0 WBA

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
5. Liverpool 8 4 1 3 1 13
6. Man Utd 8 3 3 2 3 12
7. Arsenal 8 2 5 1 2 11
8. Swansea 8 3 2 3 1 11
9. Spurs 8 3 2 3 -1 11
10. Stoke 8 3 2 3 -1 11
11. Hull City 8 2 4 2 0 10

Breaking League News

Villa to Sign Cleverley in January!
Man Utd : 24/10/2014 18:43:00
Pearson On Competition amp; Swansea Threat
Leicester City : 24/10/2014 18:31:00
Pellegrini Expecting Tough West Ham Test
Man City : 24/10/2014 18:17:00
Van Gaal on Chelsea and Mourinho!
Man Utd : 24/10/2014 18:16:00
Same Again for Chelsea Fixture!
Man Utd : 24/10/2014 17:55:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

What will the result be vs Leicester City?
Suggested By:  
Swansea City win 32%
Draw 38%
Leicester City win 30%