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Poole Town travel to play Brislington in the SSE Women's FA Cup on Sunday and joint manager Josh Jones-Keen is making sure his players do not get carried away with the occasion.
The Dorset side are acquitting themselves well after winning promotion to the Premier Division of the South West Women's League and are up against Premier League opponents this week, and Jones-Keen told Women's Soccer Scene that he is keeping the players' feet on the ground.
"We don't want to over hype this game," he said. "It is, as all cup games are, a big game in the sense that a win would take us to the First Round proper which for the development of the club, would be a good achievement. Let alone the financial reward.
"However we can't let other factors distract us from the tough job we have to do, and if any of the players need extra motivation for this match then they're probably in the wrong game!
"We've adapted well to promotion this season and have taken most games and experiences in our stride and to be successful this weekend we will have to continue to do so. They're a good team and the pressure will be on them to win, added pressure as they're at home. We have to go and do what we've done most of the season and play our game and the players will have to remain focused their roles. Whilst there will be more opportunities in the future to push on in this competition we need to be ready to take the opportunity this weekend."
Poole defender Becca Witherington added: "All I can say is that it's a brilliant opportunity for us as a team to put Poole Town Ladies in the spotlight and try and cause some FA Cup history by being an underdog getting through to the next stage of the competition.
"It's going to be a tough game but we really have nothing to lose. We feel privileged to be in the situation that we are in. We hope on the day of the game we can go out there and prove ourselves and give justice to the club."
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