ACCRINGTON Stanley chairman Eric Whalley reckons the Reds can topple Town in the FA Cup – again.
Whalley was a proud man when Andy Gouck’s last-gasp goal sealed Stanley’s 1-0 win at the same stage of the competition in 2003.
“Huddersfield are a big team and it’s great to get them again,” said Whalley of the Saturday, November 10 tie.
“It doesn't seem like four years ago when we met them before. It was a great day then and who is to say we can’t have another?
“They are struggling in the league and we are at home and playing well at the moment, so there’s every chance.”
Whalley regards the BBC-televised win over Town as one of his favourite games since taking over the chairmanship 12 years ago.
The Reds went on to dump AFC Bournemouth in a penalty shoot-out in the second round before bowing out 2-1 to Colchester in a third-round replay.
“It was a memorable day, it gave me great satisfaction,” recalls Whalley.
“It was always going to be a close game, one of few chances, and to come up with a last-minute winner sent everybody home happy.
“That was the first time we’d been shown live on television. It was good for the club because of all the publicity. It got us back in the big picture – that Accrington Stanley still existed.
“That FA Cup run really pushed us forward as a club.”
Town will have 1,700 tickets for the tie. They cost £13 adults, £8 juniors, students and Over 65s and £4 for Under 12s and go on sale tomorrow.