AFC meet the FA Vase and Luton Town Manager John Still
Chairman of the club Simon Bullard and 1st Team Manager Steve Heath were invited to the Luton Town training ground by the Football Association to get close to the FA Vase trophy and once again continue their excellent relationship with the Hatters boss John Still.
With the Non League Paper in attendance as well, it was found out that Heath and Still had both been on Leyton Orient's books at that start of their football careers. The Luton boss, who is a great supporter of non league football, recalled his experience of playing in the 3 FA Amateur Cup Finals at Wembley Stadium. He lost 2 finals with Dagenham then won the last ever final with Bishop Stortford in 1974.
Still recalled " There was massive crowds at Wembley - 45-50,00. But I remember going up to play a semi final against Ashington at Sunderland's Roker Park. It was packed and the noise was unreal. The whole area gets behind a club and that's what will happen if you get a good cup run"
Heath agreed with that " when I was manager of Leverstock Green, we reached the last 16 of the FA Vase and started to draw decent crowds. Saying that though nothing like the crowds John enjoyed"
Heath will be looking forward to the next round of the FA Vase. After defeating CB Hounslow United on Saturday, he will face his old club Leverstock Green in the next round on October 4th at Creasey Park.
AFC Chairman enjoyed the time at Ely Way and commented " once again John Still was a complete gentleman and welcomed us with open arms. For a person who is in a pressure cooker environment managing a football league club, he goes out of his way to make you feel welcome. On behalf of AFC Dunstable our club would like to thank John for a great time"