Billericay ‘Favourites To Beat Chesterfield’

By Sam Elliott

A few years ago if you would have told Chesterfield fans that Billericay Town would be favourites to beat them at the Proact in an FA Cup take they wouldn’t have believed you.

But that is exactly how Martin Allen sees things ahead of this weekend’s tie.

The National League South leaders visit the team whose only win since mid-August has come in this competition.

But Allen doesn’t think that victory at Fylde swings things in their favour this weekend.

Chesterfield have been boosted in the build up with the news that free-scoring midfielder Jonathan Smith has signed an 18-month deal after a great spell on loan from Stevenage.

“You would probably say, even though we’ve got a fantastic stadium and a massive fanbase, they were the favourites to win the game,” the manager told the Derbyshire Times.

“It doesn’t matter how big their stadium is our how many supporters they have, they’ve got the momentum of having a solid base.

“They’re in a good place, the win record for that club in the past three years is quite amazing,” said Allen of the National League South visitors.

“They’re similar to Harrogate, the managers and the chairman have built, every year they add to their squad and get better players.

“They’re top of the league again and the momentum you can built from having that is immeasurable.”

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