If you find yourself football free this weekend as the World Cup shutdown robs you of your traditional Saturday and you can't face The big shop or worse still Christmas shopping when it's not even December!
Get yourself down to Beaconsfield town's Holloways Park for what promises to be an afternoon of exciting cup action as The Rams get a break from Southern league pressures and welcome Folkestone Invicta for The Second Round of this seasons Isuzu FA Trophy. With the prize of for the winners, a place in the hat for the Third round draw with the non-league big boys like Wrexham, Notts County, South End and Barnet.
Beaconsfield's win over Truro in the last round of the began The Ram's current sequence of 4 wins on the bounce in all competitions which has lifted them to 12th spot in The Southern League Premier Division South.
The visitors sit 15th in The Isthmian premier with a very similar record to the Rams but arrive at Holloways Park on the back of a heavy home defeat at the hands of one of this season's Isthmian league front runners Aveley.
The record suggests there will be goals as both teams Score and concede at better than a goal a game but it's anyone's guess how the 90 minutes of pressure-free cup football will play out.
Ade Yusuff will be one for Ram fans to look out for and the back four to worry about! He is leading the Invicta scoring charts again this season.
The well-traveled former Dagenham and Redbridge striker is in his second spell at Folkestone and has found the net 16 times this term. Like Rams target man Nathan Minhas the competition for the team's golden boot this season are all a long way back in the rearview mirror of these deadly finishers.
Whoever comes out on top in their battle may well carry their teammates with them into the next round.
But with all the early signs pointing to a very even contest don't forget there is no extra time or replays in the trophy at this point. If we are level after 90 minutes on Saturday we'll be heading straight to a tension-filled penalty. At least it will get us ready for England's inevitable shoot-out drama some time in the next month. We know its coming but still, we put ourselves through it!
The match kicks off at 3 pm.
The bar is open from 12-30 for hot and cold drinks and snacks including Hot Pies -
Turnstiles open at 1-30
Please be advised HOLLOWAY'S PARK IS A CASH-FREE SITE - CARD - CONTACTLESS PAYMENTS ONLY
we do not accept cash
Entrance including matchday your programme £10 Adults, £6 Concessions [60+), U16 Free.
Limited space is available in our car park, So you'd be advised to get down to Holloways Park early.
Failing that if you will be arriving nearer kick-off time the Beaconsfield services opposite the ground will allow patrons a 3-hour free parking window.
We'd advise against parking in the lane outside the ground because the area has been vulnerable to thefts from cars for some time but if you feel you have no alternative, you do so entirely at your own risk, Please make sure there are no portable items of value or even items that look like they may have value on show, lock them in the boot under the seats or in the glove box.