Crowe is chasing more FA Cup magic with Corby

Jason Crowe
Jason Crowe

Jason Crowe knows all about the magic of the FA Cup and he is hoping to create more memories with Corby Town this season.

The Steelmen skipper is set to lead his team into their third qualifying round clash at Histon this afternoon with a place among the Blue Square Bet Premier clubs in the final qualifying round and £7,500 awaiting the winners.

And when it comes to this competition, Crowe knows what it takes to create history.

It was just under three years ago when Crowe was part of the Leeds United side that beat Kettering Town after a replay in the second round to earn a trip to Manchester United.

And Leeds stunned the Barclays Premier League giants with a 1-0 win at Old Trafford.

It is a memory that still lives with Crowe as he looks to help Corby reach the first round proper for the third successive season.

“I made my second or third appearance for Arsenal in the fifth round of the FA Cup so I do have a love affair with it,” the Steelmen captain said.

“And when I went to Leeds we played Kettering and drew with them at their place in the second round and in the tunnel after the game we heard that Manchester United at Old Trafford were awaiting the winners of the replay.

“Luckily enough, it was us and we went there on the day and the rest is history.

“From our point of view now, we are going to Histon and hopefully we can come out with something.

“If we can get through and the draw is kind then it would be fantastic for a club like Corby to get through to the first round and play a professional club. I think we could give one of those a good game.”

The Steelmen are in fine form ahead of today’s clash after they moved out of the bottom three of the Blue Square Bet North with an excellent 5-0 home win over Droylsden on Wednesday.

And Crowe reserved special praise for goalkeeper Paul Walker, who was able to celebrate a first clean sheet of the season.

“It was a pleasing result and, first and foremost, it was a great clean sheet for Paul,” Crowe added.

“He very much deserves that because he has made some great saves in recent weeks and he has kept some scores down.

“He made a couple more saves against Droylsden and we got a great win out it. It was a comfortable evening for us.”