The Ryman Football League
Published 20th September 2012
Local Ryman League Division One South rivals Crawley Down Gatwick and Three Bridges will meet in the FA Trophy later this month after the Anvils defeated Witham Town 2-1 in the Preliminary Round last Saturday.
The first round clash at the Haven Centre will see the sides meet for the first of three scheduled match-ups this season, with the two clubs set to meet in the league at the Anvils' home on Boxing Day and again at Jubilee Field in April.
But the Anvils' boss Maggs says he is looking forward to the "mouth-watering" FA Trophy clash, adding that he hoped for a big crowd at the Haven Centre.
The Anvils' new signing Callum Donaghey could make his first appearance against his old side after joining Maggs' men from Bridges recently.
And Maggs said there was sure to be added interest from the links between the two clubs.
He said: "There will be a lot of interest in it and there are a lot of players who have played together or have connections.
"Callum has got the chance to appear against his old side and Bridges are going well.
"It will be another really hard game, but it should be an interesting encounter."
Bridges boss Paul Faili added that he too felt it would be a good game of football, although he said the league remained the priority for his side having been promoted last season.
He said: "I watched Crawley Down earlier this season and they look a good side. I fancy them to be up there in the top three, but we are still novices in this league.
"We will go into the game as underdogs but, to be honest, we have the league to focus on first. We look at that one as just another game."