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Panthers are enjoying a good run in the FA Women's Cup and they are hoping to take it further when they play Crystal Palace in the First Round.
The London & South East League side must travel to play their South East Combination opponents, who were in the Premier League last season, and Coach Simon Peat said: "I am looking forward to playing against a team from a higher division and we will ensure we give our more illustrious opponents a tought game."
"The magic of the FA Cup continues for the Panthers," adds assistant coach Natalie Burnett. "When all is said and done, league positions, current form and past form means nothing. All that matters is what happens on the pitch on that day.
"With the determination, passion and style that the Panthers play with, it makes them a match for any team. When we play, we play to win. We believe that you always have to give 100% because if you don't, someone, some place will give 100% and beat you when you meet. It's a great game to get Panthers on the map and if we keep our motivation high, who knows where we could go in the FA Cup this year."
Midfielder Amanda O'Neill has played a prominent part in the Panthers' Cup run so far and she is anticipating a tough battle. "Palace are not the same club they once were and seem to be struggling, only having drawn twice and losing every other league game," she said.
"However Paul Clarke, who once managed Palace, reminded me today that they have some players who give their club all they've got, such as Kirsty Mitchell in the centre of midfield. So there is no doubt they will put in a dogged performance, as will we.
"Although they are not doing well in the Combination, we need to be very clinical and organised - not complacent, thinking it will be an easy win for us. We have great maturity in our squad and will need to take advantage of Palace's inexperience and poor form of late but saying that, we will have to earn a victory."
"In a cup game anything can happen," added defender Karen O'Neill. "I expect Crystal Palace to be the technically superior team but the Panthers will go into the game with confidence. Palace should underestimate the passion and 'never say die attitude' that we will bring to this game."
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