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Emirates FA Cup 02/09/2023 @ 3:00 pm Garden Walk

Royston Town joint manager Chris Watters welcomed Cheshunt to Garden Walk for the first preliminary round of the FA Cup having played for the Ambers earlier in his career. But he wasn’t in charitable mood as his Crows side ran out 1-0 winners.

These two teams are separated by a 30 minute drive along a stretch of the A10 at opposite ends of the road that seperates North East and South East Hertfordshire; or the length of time it takes to watch an episode of The Bill.  The popular crime drama that was curated by Royston resident Geoff McQueen who named Sun Hill after a street name in the town.

Cheshunt started the better and created numerous chances but found Crows keeper Louis Chadwick in good form. The rest of the half was punctuated with a couple of penalty shouts for both sides. In the sixth minute Greg Sandiford’s darting run into Cheshunt’s penalty area was adjudged to have been stopped fairly. While Cheshunt were denied a spot kick, too, when the away support felt they had been robbed.

Royston improved after the break after Samson Esan was introduced as a substitute and he was able to influence the game. There was nothing criminal about the winning goal however, which came in 74th minute, when a Josh Coldicott-Stevens cross was nodded back by Cain Keller for Florian Tsaguim to score.


Florain Tsaguim scores the winning goal for Royston vs Cheshunt in the FA Cup at Garden Walk – credit: Russell Drury

Royston Town 1 - 0 Cheshunt

  • Saturday 2 September 2023 @ 3:00 pm
  • Emirates FA Cup 1st Qualifying
  • Garden Walk
  • Attendance: 502
  • Referee: Alistair Wilson

Previous meetings

03 Aug 13 3:00 pm Herts FA Charity Cup Cheshunt v Royston Town 1 - 2
01 Aug 15 3:00 pm Herts FA Charity Cup Cheshunt v Royston Town 1 - 5
03 Nov 15 7:45 pm Herts Senior Cup Cheshunt v Royston Town 3 - 1
21 Aug 18 7:45 pm Herts FA Charity Cup Cheshunt v Royston Town 2 - 4
27 Jul 19 3:30 pm Community Cup Cheshunt v Royston Town 1 - 2
31 Jul 21 3:00 pm PSF Royston Town v Cheshunt 0 - 1
02 Sep 23 3:00 pm FA Cup Royston Town v Cheshunt 1 - 0