Belfast Telegraph

Salford boys taking aim at Hartlepool

By Robert Jones

Salford City will hope for a repeat of their FA Cup first-round heroics after being drawn to face Hartlepool at home in the second round.

The seventh-tier side - owned by Manchester United's 'Class of 92' - set up the tie by overcoming Hartlepool's League Two colleagues Notts County 2-0 at Moor Lane on Friday.

FC United's dream of creating an upset to rival that of their neighbours was ended in emphatic fashion by League One Chesterfield at Broadhurst Park last night.

Early goals from Gboly Ariyibi and Lee Novak and late efforts from substitutes Rai Simons and Ollie Banks saw Dean Saunders' side cruise into a home second-round tie against Walsall with a 4-1 win.

The home fans had to wait until injury time for something to shout about when Luke Ashworth bundled a consolation goal.

The lowest-ranked side left in the competition are eighth-tier Northwich Victoria, who will travel to Northampton if they emerge triumphant from their replay against Boreham Wood.

FA Cup Second Round draw: Aldershot Town or Bradford City v Chesham United; Barnet v Brackley Town or Newport County; Peterborough United v Luton Town; Portsmouth v Accrington Stanley; Stourbridge v Eastleigh ; Northampton Town v Northwich Victoria or Boreham Wood; Exeter City v Port Vale or Maidenhead United; Cambridge United v Doncaster Rover; Grimsby Town v Shrewsbury Town; Yeovil Town v Stevenage; Rochdale v Bury; Welling United v Carlisle United; Leyton Orient v Scunthorphe United; Millwall v Wycombe Wanderers; Colchester United v Altrincham; Chesterfield v Walsall ; Sheffield United v Mansfield Town or Oldham Athletic; Salford City v Hartlepool United; Dagenham & Redbridge or Morecambe v Whitehawk; Braintree Town or Oxford United v Forest Green Rovers

Second Round ties will take place on December 4, 5 and 6

Belfast Telegraph


From Belfast Telegraph