Stones Say They’re Not Just At Ipswich For A Great Day Out

George Elokobi says that Maidstone United aren’t just going to Ipswich Town for a day out they won’t forget.

The Vanarama National League South side will travel in numbers to Portman Road on Saturday, more than 4,500 already snapping up tickets for one of the club’s biggest ever games.

The match will be shown on BBC1 with each club receiving £110,000 with the Stones also earning a share of the expected 28,000 gate.

It’s more revenue for the Kent club, who have already earned more than £230,000 in prize money from their run in this season’s competition. But it’s certainly not all about the money.

Their manager has told the Premier League chasers that they’re not going to roll over and die and he told his club’s supporters to remember every moment.

“It’s going to be an incredible day for us - it’s not just win win, it’s win win win really,” he said following Tuesday’s night 1-1 draw at home to Braintree Town.

“It’s a win for Maidstone United football club and it is a win for our community. We want to showcase ourselves the best way we know how to.

“We need to go there and enjoy the occasion, but also let’s be competitive. We want to go there and give our fans something to shout about - we’ll be ready.

“It’s not about going there and silencing Portman Road, it’s about flying our flag high.

“I want our fans to enjoy it because they deserve this day. Take lots of videos, take lots of photos have a drink and make the most of it. We know it’s going to be very difficult, but we are going to be ready.”

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