FA Cup foes ready for Northern Premier League showdown

FC United of Manchester and Warrington Town will meet for the second time in four days tonight with the visitors seeking revenge for their FA Cup dumping.

Saturday’s 2-1 FA Cup second qualifying round win will certainly give Warrington a psychological boost when the sides meet again, this time at Cantilever Park, as they look to keep their push for automatic promotion alive and add further problems to United’s poor start to the season.

United had taken the lead after just 26 minutes from the penalty spot via Regan Linney before Mitch Duggan equalised for the away side just two minutes later.

The second half continued with a lively startbut it was The Yellows who got their noses in front on 70 minutes through Mark Roberts whose strike was enough to see Warrington progress to the next round, where they will face National League North side Brackley.

The FA Cup trophy on show at Wembley. Credit- WikimediaCommons via Carlos Yo

Speaking after the game, Warrington Town boss Paul Carden was full of praise for the goalkeeping heroics of Tony McMillan as he was crucial to deny the Red Rebels on more than one occasion.

“We stood strong – the amount of times Tony McMillan came out and was calm and composed when they were bombing balls into our box from all angles was a massive help for us.” Warrington Guardian

As match day eight approaches it is still early days but a win for either side tonight will be a step in the right direction in what will be a long season with many twists and turns still to come.