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Swansea City vs. Horsham Town

Liberty Stadium

10th December

7.45pm

On Sky

Swansea V Horsham

Horsham have been living an FA Cup dream that spans back to the 7-1 win over Sussex County Division One side Arundle FC on the 15th September 2007; in the first round of the FA Cup 1st Qualifying round

In their remarkable 7 game run the Sussex side earned a shock replay at the Liberty Stadium after Alan Tate concededed a 85th minute penalty after committing a foul on Lee Farrell in the box.

Up stepped landscape Gardner Lewis Taylor to secure a lucrative replay for the Ryman Premier Divison side.

Sky in the meantime have handed both clubs a £75,000 windfall after Chasetown fc could not give the broadcaster reassurance that floodlights at their Scholars Ground would be up to scratch to cope with their HD service.

In fiscal terms Swansea and Horsham have earned £150,000 each over the course of the two ties.

Postponements have given both teams a much needed break. The Non league side called of their fixture with AFC Wimbledon after the Queens Street Pitch was deemed unfit to play on.

Swansea also have had a surprise rest after today's league encounter with Bristol Rovers was called off due to a waterlogged pitch.

Swans manager Roberto Martinez was left reeling after Horsham forced a replay and caused waves after sensationally lambasting Sky and referee Kevin Friend for allowing the game at Queens Street to go ahead despite driving rain that saturated the pitch.

Martinez will be hoping his side can secure a 3rd round place where the winners of the replay will face Blue Square South outfit Havant & Waterlooville.

All that stands in their way is a defiant Horsham side. It is that defiance that has seen Hornets manager John Maggs signal an opening salvo to Swansea stating 'Underestimate us at your peril.'

Sky Sports coverage will start at 7.30pm with live updates on Swansea Vital from 7.00pm

Vital Quotes:



Hornets Manager John Maggs:

'Some people are saying that our pitch was some sort of advantage.'

We can play on a good pitch. I honestly believe Swansea will see a different Horsham side and if they underestimate us that could be their downfall.'

Every man has to be responsible for his own performance, we need to keep our shape and keep possession as much as possible. If we give Swansea the ball and let them have too much possession they will pick us off.'

Chances might be few for us so we have to take them when we get the chance, we need to work like trojans.''

Swansea City Team News:

Roberto Martinez is sweating on the fitness of Garry Monk . The Defender faces a late fitness test on a muscle injury he has picked up.

Marcos Painter is a doubt after picking a hamstring strain following the 3-0 win over Northampton Town on Tuesday.

Player to watch: Guillem Bauza

The Spaniard has taken to the FA Cup like a duck to water after his 3 goals in 2 FA cup appearances.

The former Mallorca man has taken a while to adapt to the British game since arriving from Spain.

His work ethic and his pressing of opposition players with the ball is second to none and will cause problems for Horsham.

Horsham Town Team News:

John Maggs has been dealt a hammer blow after star striker is suspended for the game at the Liberty Stadium after picking up his 5th yellow card against Harrow Borough.

The Striker is also subject to a bid from Tonbridge Angels in recent days.

Player to watch: Paul Seuke

The former Dulwich player was the talk of the round after his heroic performance against Swansea.

The keeper was installed in the Hornets goal after Alan Mansfield was suspended.Seuke seized his chance to shine and kept the Sussex side in procedings.The experienced stopper kept a clean sheet against Wick in the Sussex Senior Cup 3rd round earlier on this week.

Match Facts & Stats

The Form Book(based on previous 5 results)

Swansea City

LWWDW
Horsham Town
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Ref Watch:

Referee:P Miller
Assistant Referees:R S Ganfield & B J Malone
Fourth Official - A M Penn
Referee Patrick Miller has officiated 16 games so far this season and has given 38 yellow cards and sent of 3 players.

Miller is no stranger to Officiating a Swansea City game as he took charge in Swansea's 3-1 league win against Walsall on the 28th August and the 1-0 win over Yeovil Town in the Quarter Final of in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy southern section

Match Prediction:

Swansea Vital predicts an emphatic 4-0 win for Swansea City.

Click here to predict the score in our Prediction League

Next Fixtures:

Swansea City v Southend United
Coca Cola Leauge One
The Liberty Stadium
15th December
3.00pm

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Writer: sbrjack Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday December 8 2007

Time: 6:42PM

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I'm going up. Hoping for a goal fest. Finishing work early and everything because last time I went up I only just got in the ground before the KO.
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