Hastings and Common in cup action

Jack Harris tussles for the ball in the opposing penalty box during Hastings United's FA Trophy win over Aylesbury United on Saturday. Picture courtesy Scott White

Jack Harris tussles for the ball in the opposing penalty box during Hastings United's FA Trophy win over Aylesbury United on Saturday. Picture courtesy Scott White

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The footballers of Hastings United and Little Common will be in cup action on home soil tonight (Tuesday).

United will entertain Three Bridges in round two of the Parafix Sussex Senior Challenge Cup and Common will host East Preston in round three of the Sussex Principal RUR Charity Cup.

Hastings manager Darren Hare has said he will field a young side in tonight's game as the club faces a hectic schedule of matches over the next few months.

Bradley Pritchard, a substitute in several matches of late, is among the youngsters expected to get some valuable senior level experience in an all-Ryman Football League Division One South tie.

Admission for tonight's match is reduced to £6 for adults and £4 for concessions, with under-18s going free as usual. Kick-off at The Pilot Field is 7.45pm.

Little Common, meanwhile, will be gunning for a place in the quarter-finals of the RUR Cup for the second successive season as they face East Preston for the second time in four days.

The two teams met in Macron Store Southern Combination Football League Division One on Saturday when Common saw their 10-match unbeaten league run ended by a 3-2 away defeat.

Kick-off at the Recreation Ground is 7.15pm and at stake for the winners is a trip to Crowborough Athletic or Shoreham in the last eight.

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