ROCK Rovers will be hard to crack in Saturday’s Shropshire FA Challenge Cup third-round tie, says Bishops Castle Town boss Andrew Green.
Castle thrashed Rock 6-0 earlier in the season but Green is expecting a different story in this weekend’s away clash.
“Rock are doing OK – they have not played since two or three weeks before Christmas and I think they will be up for the game,” said Green.
“It’s a big game for us and I will be telling Dan Dawson and the other lads just how massive this cup is for us."
Green added: “We played Rock at the beginning of the season and we beat them 6-0.
“They were struggling for players at the time and we can’t read too much into that result.”
Church Stretton Town joint-manager Joe Leask says his men will not be taking Division Two high-flyers AFC Broseley lightly.
Stretton travel to Broseley for an intriguing third-round tussle.
“Broseley are at the top of Division Two and they are a new team who have started off in the Mercian League system,” said Leask.
“They have already beaten a team from the Premier Division and will be a strong side.
“Chatting to some of my old mates, Broseley have got a good mix of youth and experience.
“We are third in the Premier Division and they are top of Division Two – but they are not just beating teams they are banging in eight goals a match.
“Broseley thrashed Ketley from the Premier Division 5-1 and they must be doing things right or they are on their way up to the top division.”
Leask added: “I am very confident that, as a group of players, we will not take Broseley lightly.
“We are more than capable of beating Broseley if we approach the match with the right attitude.”
Wayne Whitbread’s Clee Hill United host Morda, and Brown Clee entertain Claverley.