Hollington United Football Club is all set for arguably its biggest game in years.
The Mid Sussex League Premier Division leaders will travel to league rivals Sporting Lindfield in a hotly-anticipated Sussex Intermediate Challenge Cup semi-final today (Saturday), kick-off 1.30pm.
The Lions, who have won their last 10 matches in all competitions, are 11 places and 32 points above their opponents in the league, and beat them 6-0 at Gibbons Field in September.
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Wayne Giles and Frazer Fitchett are expected to be the only absentees for Hollington, so manager Scott Price will have a pretty full squad to pick from against a side which beat East Sussex League high-flyers Battle Baptists in the quarter-finals.
At stake for the winners is a final showdown against unbeaten Southern Combination League Division Two leaders Rustington or Upper Beeding, who will meet in the other last four tie this afternoon.
Hollington pulled off a tremendous victory against Rustington in last season’s Sussex Intermediate Cup only to be removed from the competition for, unwittingly, fielding an ineligible player.