Sunday, October 24, 2010

Roca roller

 Source: The FA

 By Alex Prior - Sunday, 24 October, 2010

 Carlos Roca goal sees FC United squeeze past Barrow in FA Cup.

FC United of Manchester 1-0 Barrow AFC
The FA Cup sponsored by E.ON
Fourth Round Qualifying
Sunday 24 October 2010
Winning clubs receive £12,500 from The FA's Prize Fund

Barrow AFC crashed out of this season's FA Cup following a 1-0 defeat at lower league FC United of Manchester in this Fourth Round Qualifying tie.

The only goal of the game came 12 minutes from the end when a shot by Mike Norton was prodded in from close range by Carlos Roca.

3,229 fans flocked to Gigg Lane for the tie which would see the winner travel to League One’s Rochdale in the First Round Proper.

The two sides couldn't be separated after an even first half, which the hosts started well but Barrow settled into.

The best chance fell to the FC United when Jerome Wright bent a shot just past the post. For Barrow, Jason Walker had an effort saved and Nick Chadwick shot wide with a ten-yard effort.

FC United started the second half really brightly and but for some great goalkeeping from Shaun Pearson would have taken the lead. The hosts came close on the hour mark when Norton hit the foot of the post.

They eventually got the goal their second-half dominance deserved in the 78th minute and will now make the short trip to Rochdale on the weekend of 6/7 November.