Chris Moore will be looking to get one over on an old schoolmate when Uxbridge take on Bedfont & Feltham in the FA Cup tomorrow.
The Reds striker went to school with Bedfont's new assistant manager James Wise, who was also second in command when Hillingdon Borough reached the FA Vase final in 2006.
The banter has already started flowing, with Moore tweeting after Tuesday night's draw with North Greenford United that he had put in an 'absolute stinker' and the 'worst performance of his life', before Wise replied 'keep up that form for Saturday please'.
Moore said: “Tuesday night was mine and the team's worst performance in a long, long time and we were lucky to get a draw. We only found out before the game that North Greenford's manager had left, and sometimes these things work against you.
“We will be looking to put it right on Saturday though. I've never really had a cup run, so I'm due one. I did play in Uxbridge's game against Wembley a couple of years back when they had all the big names playing for them. It was a quite a buzz seeing the TV cameras, Terry Venables sitting on the bench and Ugo Ehiogu marking me – and we turned them over 5-1!”
However, Uxbridge will be well aware that although Bedfont & Feltham play two levels below them, the Yellows knocked a Southern League side, Leighton Town, out in the last round.
Bedfont boss Dean Thomas said: “I'm expecting the same as the Leighton game – the pressure will be on them and we can go out an enjoy it. But saying that, we are prepared, and we have shown we can beat teams from that level.
“The boys were gutted last Saturday (Bedfont crashed out of the FA Vase 4-1 at Oxhey Jets), but it's got them all the more up for this game, and there is a real buzz around the place.”
Meanwhile, Ian Crane will not be getting too excited if his AFC Hayes manage to pull off an FA Cup upset.
They have the chance to shock Ryman Premier side Harrow Borough, but Crane is more concerned with his side's Southern League form, where they sit bottom of the Division One Central table.
He said: “I’m looking forward to the Harrow game as know a lot of their lads. They will be favourites and should be rolling us over, but this is cup football, and I’d like to think we can do it.
“However, the cup is just a bonus, and we need to start picking up league points. I have had some stern words. You can have all the ability in the world, but if you don’t match it with work rate and desire then you’re going nowhere.
“But we have had some key players unavailable, and I’m confident that once we get the likes of Esmond James, Jerome Eccleston, Charlie Crane and Jake Cass back, we will be fine and looking at a top-half finish.”
Also in FA Cup action tomorrow are Northwood, who travel to Barton Rovers; London Tigers, who take on Brightlingsea Regent, and North Greenford United, who visit AFC Kempston Rovers.