Date: 31st October 2017 at 8:54pm
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Coventry City, fresh from their 3-0 away victory at League Two leaders Luton Town on Saturday, turn their attention to the FA Cup this weekend as they face Maidenhead United at the Ricoh Arena.

The Magpies are enjoying their debut season in the National League after last year’s promotion, manager Alan Devonshire again enjoying success in his second spell at the club.

They defeated Havant & Waterlooville in the 4th Qualifying Round to secure their 9th appearance at this stage since World War One.

If a replay is required it will mean a trip to York Road for City, the 4,000-capacity ground being home to Maidenhead since 1870 and having hosted their tie against Marlow in November 1871 as part of the first ever FA Cup competition.

The game will feature on the BBC’s FA Cup Final Score programme and clearly the television cameras will be there hoping to capture an upset.

Sadly, given the history of the great competition, if City were knocked out it would mean little against the bigger picture of trying to gain promotion from League Two.

Mark Robins, however, oversaw victories against Arlesley and Morecambe in the early rounds of the cup in 2012 in addition to their run in the JPT and moving up the league table and will want to maintain the momentum of the Luton victory.

In the FA Youth Cup, meanwhile, City’s youngsters gained an excellent 1st Round victory at Lincoln City on Tuesday evening to book their place in the next stage of the competition.