Sunday, October 24, 2010

FC United of Manchester land local derby at Rochdale after reaching FA Cup first round for the first time

 Source: Daily Mail

 By Nick Metcalfe
 Last updated at 5:08 PM on 24th October 2010

FA United of Manchester were rewarded for a victory over Barrow with a local FA Cup first round tie at Rochdale.

The club, who were set up by supporters disillusioned supporters of Manchester United, beat Barrow at Gigg Lane on Sunday.

Carlos Roca scored the only goal of the game 12 minutes from time, in front of a crowd of over 3,000.

Elsewhere in the first round draw memories of past giantkillings will be flooding back for Woking supporters after the Cards were drawn to play 1983 finalists Brighton and Hove Albion in the first round of the FA Cup. The game at Withdean Stadium will be one of the highlights of next month's first round.

Many eyes will also be on Haig Avenue, where Southport will play Sheffield Wednesday. Corby take on Luton Town, while there will be an east London derby between Dagenham & Redbridge and Leyton Orient.

Vauxhall Motors, who memorably beat Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road in a penalty shoot-out in a first round replay in 2002, travel to Hartlepool.

FC United of Manchester face a short trip to Rochdale if they beat Barrow in their fourth qualifying round match.

Woking wrote their name into FA Cup folklore in 1991, when Tim Buzaglo scored the most extraordinary of hat-tricks to give the then Isthmian League side a 4-2 win over West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns.

Their meeting with Albion is the first since 1992, when Brighton won a second round tie after a draw at the old Goldstone Ground and narrow victory in the replay at Kingfield.

Woking's number was drawn out of the hat by well known Brighton fan Norman Cook, or 'Fatboy Slim', at Wembley Stadium.