Monday, September 15, 2008

Shaymen await Rebels

Stuart Brennan

15/ 9/2008FC

UNITED will face born-again Halifax Town in the next round of the FA Cup, if they can beat Nantwich in their first round qualifying replay on Wednesday night.

The Shaymen, now known as FC Halifax Town, are playing one division below the Rebels in the UniBond League's first division north after the original club was liquidated last season.

The new Shaymen have not had the best start to life in the lower reaches of the non-league pyramid, having won one of five league games, but had a 4-0 win at Ryton in the last round on Saturday.

Curzon Ashton, who pulled off a minor giant-killing act by beating Leigh Genesis, have been rewarded with a trip to play Stocksbridge Park Steels, flying high in the UniBond first division south.

Draw (selected): Nantwich or FC United v FC Halifax Town; Kendal v Mossley; Stocksbridge PS v Curzon Ashton; Droylsden v Bradford Park Avenue; Whitley Bay v Hyde United; Prescot Cables v Salford City; Gateshead v Witton Albion; Stalybridge v Farsley Celtic