Sunday, October 24, 2010

FA Cup - FC United make first round of Cup

 Source: Eurosport

 Sun, 24 Oct 22:28:00 2010

 FC United of Manchester – the club started up by disillusioned Manchester United fans after the Glazer takeover, have qualified for the first round proper of the FA Cup.

Carlos Roca scored the only goal in a 1-0 win over Barrow to set up a first round clash at League One side Rochdale for United.

The semi-professional team play in the Evo-Stik Premier which is two divisions below the Blue Square Premier full-timers Barrow.

Sheffield Wednesday, winners of the FA Cup on three occasions, have been drawn away to Blue Square Premier strugglers Southport in the first round of this season’s competition.

Former winners Southampton, finalists in 2003, will host League Two promotion hopefuls Shrewsbury – who beat Everton that same season – at St Mary’s.

Five-times finalists Huddersfield visit Cambridge United on the weekend of November 6 and 7, when the games will be played.

AFC Wimbledon, formed by disgruntled supporters in the wake of 1988 winners Wimbledon being transformed into Milton Keynes Dons, will welcome fan-run Ebbsfleet United to their Kingsmeadow home in Kingston-upon-Thames.

Oldest club in the world Sheffield FC, seeking a first appearance in the first round proper of the world's oldest cup competition, will travel to Carlisle United should they beat Tipton in their replay.