Meh. Even an FA Cup draw can’t bring us any good news. There I was (on TalkSPORT 1 when it was apparently done on TalkSPORT 2) with the announcement made that we’d drawn Bromley while I was still waiting for the draw to be made!
Is there a draw for the referees? Oh yeah, Bromley v Aldershot Town will be ‘officiated’ by Richard Hulme.
Early Christmas shopping anyone?
The draw was conducted by 2001 FA Cup winner Danny Murphy and ‘The Voice of Football’ John “my local club is Barnet” Motson.
THE 4TH ROUND QUALIFYING DRAW
Hednesford v Boston
Gateshead v Colne
Barrow AFC v Solihull Moors
Whitby or Gloucester v Stourbridge
Hartlepool v Brackley
Nantwich v Kings Lynn
Chorley v Spennymoor
Southport v Altrincham
Tamworth or Hereford v Darlington
York v Stockport
Notts County v Belper Town
Chesterfield v Wrexham
FC Halifax v Harrogate
AFC Fylde v Peterborough Sports
Whyteleafe v Chippenham or Slough
Haringey v Yeovil Town
Havant & W v Dulwich Hamlet
Ebbsfleet v Woking
Welling United v Eastleigh
Bromley v Aldershot Town
Maidstone United v Kings Langley
Maidenhead v Bristol Manor Farm or Wealdstone
Oxford City v Margate
Canvey Island or Bowers & Pitsea v Chichester
Hayes & Yeading v Poole Town
Royston Town v Maldon & Tiptree
Potters Bar v Barnet
Torquay v Boreham Wood
Sutton v Billericay
Weymouth v Dover
Dartford v Kingstonian or Weston SM
Carshalton v Dagenham & Redbridge
Fourth round qualifying ties will take place over the weekend of Saturday 19 October.
Peterborough Sports boss hails a history-making ‘magical’ FA Cup day at the Bee Arena
Peterborough Sports boss Jimmy Dean celebrates after the FA Cup win over Guiseley. Photo: James
Ecstatic Peterborough Sports manager Jimmy Dean insisted his team were worthy FA Cup winners against higher-level Guiseley on a ‘magical’ afternoon at the Bee Arena yesterday (October 6).
Deam’s team won 1-0 thanks to a cracking 90th-minute finish from substitute Maniche Sani to book a place in tomorrow’s fourth qualifying round draw alongside National League clubs of the stature of Notts County.
Darlington boss Armstrong wants a home tie in FA Cup
Tyrone O’Neill put Darlington ahead on Saturday at Leamington. Picture: TIM HICKMAN
DARLINGTON fans were optimistically singing “We’re going to Wembley” after two second half goals put them into the last qualifying round for the first time as a fan-owned club. Some Leamington fans scoffed at their visitors’ choice of song, perhaps unaware of the significance of what is a big step forward for Quakers, who until this season had won only one FA Cup tie in five years. Striker Tyrone O’Neill and substitute Justin Donawa both scored top quality goals, and new goalkeeper Liam Connell made a big difference with his reactions and command of the area.
Hayes & Yeading United 5 Hendon 4
Hendon went out of the Emirates FA Cup at SkyEx Stadium on Saturday afternoon but their 5-4 defeat against Hayes & Yeading United came at the end of one of the most amazing, heart-stopping and eventually heart-breaking football matches imaginable.
Based on rebounds off the goalframe, Hendon were unlucky, twice; based on refereeing decisions two conceded penalties were offset by an extraordinarily lenient decision which kept the game 11 against 11.
SHOTS LAST SEASON
Torrential rain overnight and on Saturday meant the fifth tier club’s ground had puddles on the pitch before the game.
The Bantams survived an almighty scare to force a replay after Nat Knight-Percival’s 71st-minute equaliser cancelled out George Fowler’s opener.
“There were puddles on the pitch beforehand. Someone could have got seriously injured. It’s a fantastic pitch at Aldershot but the amount of rain that fell made it horrendous to play on.”
Hopkin’s side are 38 places above the National League side in the football pyramid.
It was dangerous out there and I don’t think the game should have gone ahead. There were puddles on the pitch beforehand. Someone could have got seriously injured.
Bradford City manager, David Hopkin
But the hosts showed their Football League opposition no respect as Fowler handed them an early 12th-minute lead.
Richard O’Donnell was left stranded when Josh Barrett’s cross found Fowler unmarked at the back post for an easy tap-in.
The Bantams, who sit bottom in League One and who are now without a win in eight matches, roared into life as they searched for an equaliser before the break.
Eoin Doyle and Connor Wood were both thwarted by good saves from Shots’ stopper Will Mannion.
Wood once again went close to beating Mannion, only for the goalkeeper to produce a fine save to tip over his deflected effort.
The visitors thought they had levelled when George Miller beat Mannion, only for the waterlogged surface to stop the ball dead before the line.
Knight-Percival spared the Bantams’ blushes late on when he headed home Jack Payne’s pinpoint corner.
Aldershot chief Gary Waddock said: “I thought the game could have been called off in the second half. If we’d tried to play our normal passing game, we would have got stuck in the water and a few ducks and swans would have got in the way.”
Aldershot: Mannion, McCoy, Fowler, Osho, Kinsella, Booty (Wanadio 81), McDonnell, Gallagher, Barrett (Howell 58), McClure (Berkeley-Agyepong 76), Rendell.
Unused substitutes: Cole, Fenelon, Bernard, Lelan.
Bradford City: O’Donnell, McGowan, O’Connor, Knight-Percival, Wood, Lewis O’Brien, Akpan (Devine 80), Payne (Wright 75), Ball (J O’Brien 64), Miller, Doyle.
Unused substitutes: Seedorf, Brunker, Poppler-Isherwood.
Referee: P Marsden (Lancashire).
3RD ROUND QUALIFYING RESULTS
|2||Halesowen Town FC||0 – 2||Altrincham FC||+|
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|1||Ashton United FC||2 – 6||Spennymoor Town FC||+|
|3||Hednesford Town FC||4 – 2||Blyth Spartans AFC||+|
|4||Nantwich Town FC||1 – 0||Morpeth Town FC||+|
|5||Peterborough Sports FC||1 – 0||Guiseley AFC||+|
|6||Leek Town FC||0 – 2||King’s Lynn Town FC||+|
|7||Whitby Town FC||1 – 1||Gloucester City FC||+|
|8||Kidsgrove Athletic FC||0 – 1||Gateshead FC||+|
|9||Stourbridge FC||2 – 1||Stafford Rangers FC||+|
|10||Belper Town FC||2 – 1||Rushall Olympic FC||+|
|11||Buxton FC||1 – 2||York City FC||+|
|12||Tamworth FC||0 – 0||Hereford FC||+|
|13||Dunston FC||2 – 3||Colne FC||+|
|14||Farsley Celtic AFC||0 – 5||Southport FC||+|
|15||Leamington FC||0 – 2||Darlington FC||+|
|16||Sutton Coldfield Town FC||0 – 1||Boston United FC||+|
|17||Brackley Town FC||2 – 0||Warrington Town FC||+|
|18||Oxford City FC||2 – 0||Hampton & Richmond Borough FC||+|
|19||Lowestoft Town FC||1 – 2||Carshalton Athletic FC||+|
|20||Dulwich Hamlet FC||3 – 0||Eastbourne Borough FC||+|
|21||Canvey Island FC||1 – 1||Bowers & Pitsea FC||+|
|22||Bristol Manor Farm FC||0 – 0||Wealdstone FC||+|
|23||Kingstonian FC||1 – 1||Weston Super Mare FC||+|
|24||Haringey Borough FC||1 – 0||Cray Wanderers FC||+|
|25||Welling United FC||4 – 1||Tavistock AFC||+|
|26||Maldon & Tiptree FC||6 – 1||Chertsey Town FC||+|
|27||Chippenham Town FC||3 – 3||Slough Town FC||+|
|28||Salisbury FC||2 – 4||Margate FC||+|
|29||Abbey Rangers FC||0 – 2||Whyteleafe FC||+|
|30||Kings Langley FC||3 – 0||Corinthian Casuals FC||+|
|31||Ware FC||1 – 2||Potters Bar Town FC||+|
|32||Hayes & Yeading United FC||5 – 4||Hendon FC||+|
|33||Royston Town FC||2 – 1||Beaconsfield Town FC||+|
|34||Tooting & Mitcham United FC||0 – 2||Poole Town FC||+|
|35||Havant & Waterlooville FC||3 – 0||Hadley FC||+|
|36||Billericay Town FC||4 – 2||Bath City FC||+|
|37||Blackfield & Langley FC||1 – 4||Dartford FC||+|
|38||Weymouth FC||4 – 1||St Albans City FC||+|
|39||Chichester City FC||1 – 0||Enfield Town FC||+|
|40||Maidstone United FC||2 – 1||Hitchin Town FC|