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AEK Boco created one of the surprises of the last round in the SSE Women's FA Cup when they won 2-1 against then South West League leaders Frome Town.
The Gloucestershire County Women's League side have been rewarded in the draw with a home tie against Premier League side Shanklin and Boco captain Briony Harris told Women's Soccer Scene that this will be a great opportunity to test themselves.
"It was a great performance from everyone involved who played against Frome," recalled Briony. "As the lower ranked side coming into this game, it was a real test for us to see how well we can perform against a higher leagued side, and we proved we are more than capable to play in a higher standard of football.
"It was very tense into the later stages of the game after we scored an own goal. We had to keep believing we could get another goal to win the game, but after a good spell of pressure on Frome, we managed to gain a corner which got us our second goal with a great finish."
AEK have had an impressive start to the season, as well as their Cup success they have also won each of their league matches so far, including a victory over leaders Cheltenham Town Development on Sunday.
"Yes, we have had a brilliant start to the league this year," says Briony. "As a new young side, we have had a few young players come into the squad which has strengthened it. Going into the game, we always believed we could cause a problem for Frome, by playing good football and never giving up."
Now, Briony and her side can set their sights on taking on Premier League opponents and the defender insists that there will be little pressure on her side going into the game. "We are all really looking forward to this game," she said, "of course we will be the underdogs again but if we play like we did against Frome and take that confidence into this next game, we will give Shanklin a good game. It will be a great challenge and experience, we have nothing to lose."
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