Hastings odds-against to score on their big day

THERE'S plenty at stake on FA Cup third-round weekend with four non-league teams – Mansfield, Macclesfield,  Luton and Hastings – dreaming of progress and the potential trip to one of England’s big boys in the next round.

Ryman Premier outfit Hastings are 11-10 with Ladbrokes to score at Middlesbrough, while Blue Square Bet are 4-5 their three representatives all crash out.

Four all-Premier League ties mean a maximum of 16 teams can make it through to the next round and Paddy Power offer 33-1 about all of them progressing, while it’s 100-1 with bet365 for nine or fewer to qualify.

Match in Focus

19:45 TODAY BT1

Aldershot v Forest Green

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • Forest Green have not kept a clean sheet in their last eight matches
Expert verdict
Forest Green’s blistering early-season form has deserted them with no win in five for a side who won their opening nine matches in the National League. Rovers are scoring plenty of goals - only Gateshead have nullified them this term - but defensively there are issues which could be exposed by Aldershot.


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