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FC Clacton players find a new way to relax
3:57pm Thursday 26th September 2013 in Sport
FC CLACTON’S footballers have been finding a new way to relax ahead of one of their biggest weeks in recent years.
The Rush Green Bowl will host one of the Seasiders’ most important games on Saturday and a big crowd is expected for their home game against Calor Southern League division one central side North Greenford United in the FA Cup second qualifying round.
A £4,500 pay day and a prestigious step closer to the first round proper awaits the winner and Clacton’s footballers would be excused for feeling a bit tense about their big day.
They also had a Thurlow Nunn League premier division derby to contend with on Wednesday night when they drew 1-1 with Bratham Athletic, but they have been finding a novel way to conquer any early nerves.
FC Clacton skipper Tom Austin, who scored the Seasiders' goal against Brantham, said: “We had a yoga session on Monday, which was good. It’s not something we’ve done before, but we thought we’d try it out to help with relaxation and a bit of stretching as well.
“I felt good after it, but I guess things may be a bit tenser again by the weekend.”
The 24-year-old defender added: “Our fans are quality and we have seen that in our previous FA Cup games this season. They have been amazing.
“They really do give us an extra push and we want to win it for them.
“I know we have the tag of being under dogs, but why should we fear anything?
“We know we are capable of causing another upset.”
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