‘Great cup tie’ for City at FC United

Lancaster v Salford City.'Lancaster assistant manager Phil Brown.
Lancaster v Salford City.'Lancaster assistant manager Phil Brown.
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LANCASTER City have been handed a mouth-watering FA Cup draw away to FC United of Manchester.

The Dolly Blues will travel to Gigg Lane for the second qualifying round tie on October 1 after the Manchester club defeated Woodley Sports 4-1 in their first round replay on Tuesday night.

City’s assistant boss Phil Brown said: “It’s a great cup tie. We’ve visited Gigg Lane a couple of times and we were unlucky the last time we went there, only losing in the last ten minutes of an FA Trophy replay.

“All the lads I’ve spoken to about the game were desperate for them to win (their replay on Tuesday night). It’ll be good to play in front of a decent crowd and on a good pitch. We’ll go there with no fear.

“It’ll be a good test for the younger lads in that arena and with it being an FA Cup game. We class every league game as a big game but it’s a football league ground and there’s the money attached with it and everything that comes with playing FC United.

“We’ll look at one or two things on the training field and see where the players are at but I’m sure they’ll acquit themselves well.”

After City’s 5-1 victory over Maine Road in the FA Cup last weekend they return to league action this Saturday with a visit to Harrogate Railway Athletic, who are currently 15th in the Evo-Stik First Division North and have won two and lost two at home so far this season.

See the Lancaster Guardian (22-09-11) for full story.