Source: Manchester Evening News
October 12, 2009
FC UNITED and Stalybridge Celtic must do it all again at Bower Fold on Tuesday (7.45pm) after sharing in a six-goal FA Cup third qualifying-round thriller in front of a Gigg Lane crowd of 2,819.
The rebel Reds twice led by two goals but still couldn't get the better of a never-say-die Bridge side who have now gone 10 games unbeaten in league and Cup. United's goals came from ex-Stalybridge player Carlos Roca, Phil Marsh and Dave Chadwick with Matt Barlow and Joe O'Neill (2, one pen) on the mark for Celtic.
Both sides had chances to win it and it was FC who were perhaps happiest to settle for a replay with boss Karl Marginson saying: "We'll go to Stalybridge still believing we can win it."