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Nichols Has Mixed Cup Memories

2 November 2016

Striker Tom Nichols has mixed memories of the FA Cup.

Every professional footballer has a memory of playing in an FA Cup tie and for Peterborough United front man Tom Nichols, he has two from both ends of the spectrum lodged in his brain.

Nichols was firmly in the spotlight after scoring against Liverpool for his former club Exeter City, a goal which ultimately earned the Grecians a money spinning replay at Anfield back in the early part of 2016.

However, he also has memories of a 1-0 defeat at Warrington in 2014, a game shown live on TV across the nation. Nichols came on as a late substitute in that particular fixture.

"The FA Cup is a special competition and everybody who gets the opportunity to be involved always gets that little bit of excitement ahead of a fixture. I have some good and bad memories of the competition from my time with Exeter.

"To play and score against Liverpool was incredible. It is definitely one of the most memorable moments of my career. I managed to put us 1-0 up and we came away with a draw which set ourselves up for a replay at Anfield and I think the money that we made in that cup run has certainly helped the club financially.

"I was also involved in the defeat to Warrington so I have been on both sides, losing to a lower ranked side and managing to hold a Premier League side. The mental side of playing a non-league side is massive. We got it wrong on that day at Warrington.

"We are at home on Saturday against Chesham, a side that we haven't faced before and we have to make sure that we approach the game in the right manner. You cannot approach these kind of games and think you are going to win three or four, it is never ever like that. You have to be mentally spot on and if you get that bit right, then you can hopefully impose your game on the opposition.

"We are looking forward to it, we want to progress as far as we can in the competition, but most of all, we want to find a bit of momentum and consistency and build on last weekend's win at Bristol Rovers," Nichols said.

Tickets are on sale for Saturday's game at www.theposhtickets.com, via the Ticketmaster hotline 0844 847 1934* and in person at the ABAX Stadium Box Office.

Admission is just £12 for adults, £8 for seniors and 18-21s and £3 for under 18s when purchased in advance. The price rises on the day.

*calls cost 7ppm plus your network access fee.






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