Saturday, October 09, 2010

Frantic day in FA Cup

 Source: The FA

 By Declan Taylor - Saturday, 09 October, 2010

28 teams through today, whilst 11 ties head to replay.

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Third Round Qualifying
Saturday 9 October 2010
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On another frantic day in The FA Cup, 28 teams moved within one win of the First Round proper.

For some sides, securing their place in Monday’s draw for the Fourth Round Qualifiers was straightforward, while others had to scrape for the victory and 11 of the ties will require replays.

Conference North outfit Nuneaton Town made light work of lower-league Coleshill Town by dispatching of them 6-0. While Droylsden, who sit one place below Nuneaton, thrashed Ashington 4-1.

FC United of Manchester also kept their FA Cup hopes alive after beating Norton & Stockton Ancients 5-2 away from home. Meanwhile Basingtoke enjoyed a fruitful road trip, by hitting Didcot Town for four.

The mouth-watering all-Conference South clash between Bromley and Chelmsford will require a replay. Bromley sit top of the table, just two points above third-place Chelmsford, and they looked every bit their equals during the 2-2 draw at the Melbourne Stadium.

While those title challengers locked horns, there was also a battle between Conference South strugglers when Thurrock visited Lewes’ Dripping Pan home.

But, although Thurrock sit two points and two places above rock-bottom Lewes in the table, it was the home side who progressed with a slender 2-1 victory.

And it was a similar story between the Conference North strugglers Redditch and their visitors Hinckley. The home side, currently languishing in the relegation zone four places below Hinckley, came out on top with a 1-0 win.