The footballers of Hastings United and Rye United are preparing for action tonight (Tuesday).
Hastings will make the long trip to Margate for a Ryman League Robert Dyas Cup third round tie, while Rye will host Horsham YMCA in Sussex County League Division One.
Hastings manager John Maggs plans to “mix it up a little bit” in terms of his selection, but plans to field “a competitive side” in a competition which ranks at the bottom of the club’s priority list.
Players like Andy Corrigan, Andy Henson and Sam Cruttwell - the 16-year-old who has been impressing lately for Sussex County League Division Two side Little Common - could well feature.
Ryman Division One South leaders Hastings - who impressively dispatched Faversham Town 4-0 in the previous round - will be up against a Margate side which lies ninth in the Premier Division.
Rye, meanwhile, will be eager to start climbing the league table, but they will be in for a tough game against a third-placed Horsham YMCA team which has scored more goals than anybody else in the division.
Despite winning all of their last six matches in the various cup competitions, 13th-placed Rye haven’t won any of their last four in the league. In fact, their last Sussex Division One victory was the 3-1 success at home to Selsey back on Saturday October 12.
Both matches will kick-off at 7.45pm.