Horsham v Chipstead
The FA Carlsberg Trophy
7.30pm, Friday 4 October 2013
Gorings Mead, Horsham FC
Winning clubs receive £2500 from The FA's prize fund
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Chipstead manager Kevin Rayner is hoping double FA success will boost his side's coffers this season as they prepare to kick off their FA Trophy campaign in the Preliminary Round against Horsham on Friday.
Rayner's side will travel to Horsham's Gorings Mead hoping to replicate their FA Cup Second Round Qualifying display, when they beat Chertsey Town 2-1 to advance to the next phase.
And Rayner is aware of the benefits which prolonged participation in FA tournaments can produce for non-League teams and says he is determined to see his players go far in both The Cup and The Trophy.
"There is money involved at the end of the day and, at this level of football, it is vital to earn as much money as you can in The FA Cup and The FA Trophy," he said.
"Both competitions are equally important. Both competitions carry healthy rewards for winning. At the end of the day, they are both, in our eyes, the same."
Chipstead have already locked horns with Horsham in the Isthimian League Division One South this season - they drew 2-2 last month - and he is anticipating another tough encounter this time round.
"It will be a tough game - both sides have done fairly well in The FA Cup this year," added Rayner.
"Horsham certainly feel they can win and so do we. I'm expecting a good game of football and good luck."
Rayner also revealed that a few players, including Barbados defender Elvis Defreitas, could miss out through injury.
"Unfortunately, this season has not been good for us, injury-wise," he said.
"We've had two or three long-term injuries from the start of the season - those players won't be back, but we've also had two players coming back in.
"We still have one or two players that will be missing on Friday."
Kevin Rayner is hoping for a double cup run ahead of FA Trophy clash