TULIPS: Hussey could hold key in FA Vase preparation

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A little insider knowledge from player/coach Danny Hussey might prove crucial as the Tulips plot a route into round four of the FA Carlsberg Vase.

They have been drawn away to Central Midlands League high-fliers Sutton Town. One of the Nottinghamshire side’s top players is striker Pete Stubley – a teammate of Hussey’s in the England National Prison Service side.

“He’s a good player and very quick,” said Hussey, who was forced to step up and make his first start of the season for the Tulips in the 3-2 third-round victory at Oadby Town last Saturday.

Manager Pat Rayment admits to knowing “absolutely nothing” about the next opposition but will have them watched ahead of the December 8 clash.

The Tulips’ superb away form this season could be a key factor in the tie. They were left unable to improve it last night when the league match at Blackstones was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. But they are on the road again on Saturday trying to add more pressure on the teams around them at the top of the table.

Cogenhoe United are the hosts. Tulips’ in-form winger Tom James is banned.