Oct 16 2012 By Tim Street
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CHRIS Moore hopes the memory of last year’s high-profile FA Trophy game at Luton Town will inspire Uxbridge to another run in the competition.
Although the Reds went down 4-0 to the former Football League side in the January 2011 second round tie, the game will live long in the memory.
Uxbridge booked their place in the second qualifying round with a 3-1 win at Royston Town, needing a replay to see off their fellow Southern League Central side.
And Moore knows they will need to up their game in the next round, at home to Ryman Premier side Canvey Island on October 27, if they are to be in the draw with the big boys again.
He said: “We might have lost at Luton, but that game was massive for the club. We still talk about it now and watch the DVD.
“We want more of that, but we will have to be on top of our game to get past Canvey Island as they are a good side in the league above.
“However, we have home advantage and anything can happen in the cup. We believe we can pull off an upset and go on another run.”
Moore scored the opener, via a deflection, and set up the crucial third for Danny Julienne in the replay win at Royston, while Nicke Kabamabe headed the other from a Wayne Carter cross.
The former Dagenham and Redbridge and Brentford striker now hopes to use his experience to not only guide Uxbridge through another tricky tie, but help bring on some of the club’s promising youngsters too.
He said: “I came to Dagenham just after their famous FA Cup giant-killing runs, but I played in some big Trophy games for them, so hopefully that will stand us in good stead.
“I suppose I’m one of the experienced heads now, and hopefully I can use that. I’m talking to Matty Woods and Nicke Kabamba all the time in training and in matches, and both are good players who could go on and play at a higher level."