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Witham Town manager Kimble won't dwell on FA Cup exit
12:00am Saturday 5th October 2013 in Sport
GARRY Kimble won’t allow his Witham Town players to feel sorry for themselves when they return to knockout action today.
Witham head into their FA Trophy preliminary round tie at fellow Ryman League division one side Ware with the memory of a heartbreaking exit from the FA Cup still fresh in their minds.
Having led 3-1 with five minutes to go of their second qualifying round replay against Hemel Hempstead on Tuesday, Witham ended up losing 4-3 and Kimble admitted it had been tough to take.
But he won’t allow his players to dwell on that disappointment.
Kimble said: “We have to take all the positives out of what we did (against Hemel Hempstead) and apply them to the rest of the season. We can’t mope around.We have to do what we did against Hemel Hempstead in every game and if we can do that, then we will be right up there in the league this year.
“The game against Ware has to be where the bouncing back starts.
“We have to move on as a club and can’t dwell on the way that last game ended.”
The Witham boss also recognises the financial importance of another good cup run.
He said: “You want to get through as many rounds as possible because it’s all important revenue coming into the club.
“A proportion of that comes into my budget and the rest goes to the club, so we want to get as many games as possible.
“I’m lucky as a manager as some don’t get anything going into their budget for winning in the cups. I really do appreciate what Witham do for me.
“But Ware won’t be an easy team to face.
“They have picked up a bit and added a few players.
“I’m hoping we can go there and win, but it won’t be easy.”
Kimble said he will have Kris Newby back from suspension after he missed the replay against Hemel Hempstead and he hoped Sam Taylor would have recovered from the back problem that sidelined him on Tuesday.
He has also signed striker Dean Green from Enfield Town this week.
HEYBRIDGE SWIFTS are also in FA Trophy preliminary round action and face a trip to Uxbridge of the Calor Southern League division one central.
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