Baris Northern Counties East League
Published 16th September 2011
....Baris Northern Counties East League Division One club's history tomorrow.
The White Wolves play host to Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division side Buxton in one of the most eagerly-anticipated games ever seen at Park Avenue as FA Cup fever comes to east Lincolnshire. The First Qualifying Round tie is expected to draw a bumper crowd and Walden has called for a memorable display to match the occasion.
"This is definitely the biggest game in Louth Town's history," said Walden, whose side lost 3-2 at Teversal on Tuesday.
"This is the first time we have qualified for the FA Cup and we are on a bit of a run.
"We can't wait to give it our best shot.
"I am not going to say we are going to go out there and beat them easily because that's unlikely. If we play to our maximum potential, we will cause them problems.
"If they travel home thinking 'we've been in one hell of a game' then we have done our job.
"But with a bit of luck we could get a replay or even a win – that is the beauty of the FA Cup."
On paper, the task for Town is certainly a daunting one.
Buxton ply their trade three leagues above Louth.
Former Boston United attacker Spencer Weir-Daly is just one of a host of high-profile players the Derbyshire-based outfit boast in their ranks.
"They have a lot of great players in their side but I would not swap most of my players for most of theirs," continued Walden. "We will cause them problems, I am confident of that. We will get in their faces, in front of a big crowd, and do our very best. "Equally we know if we don't perform then they have the flair players who will give us a hard lesson in finishing.
"I am going into the game with optimism and I will make sure the players are as well."
Town have already pocketed a cool £2,250 in FA Cup prize money following victories against Gedling Miners and Holbrook Sports.
A win on Saturday will see another £3,000 roll into the coffers as the step six club builds for the future.
"At this level every penny counts," added Walden. "We would love to start working under a playing budget here and an FA Cup run is a massive help. I hope we can go one better on Saturday."