Peacock: FA Cup is something special

Lancaster City boss Darren Peacock and assistant Trevor Sinclair.
Lancaster City boss Darren Peacock and assistant Trevor Sinclair.

Darren Peacock can’t wait for his side’s more than 400-mile round trip in the third qualifying round of the FA Cup.

The Dolly Blues have been handed a trip to Evo-Stik Premier Division side King’s Lynn Town on October 11 after their win over FC United of Manchester.

The head coach said: “I’m looking forward to it tremendously.

“We know what sort of cup the FA Cup is, it’s a tremendous cup to be involved in and it just gets everyone’s hopes up that we can go one step further. 
“It’s something special. It’s a totally different atmosphere to the league games.”

Peacock was proud of his players’ backs-to-the-wall display against FC United with Billy Akrigg’s goal five minutes from time handing them a 1-0 win.

He said: “We got pepppered in the second half but the defending was great, Mike Hale was great, everybody had their part to play.

“God knows how many saves Mike made and there were blocks on the line, they hit the post, near misses, it was a test physically and mentally.

“But coming up against teams like that from a higher division sometimes we’re going to have to take that.

“The lad’s came out with credit and I’m really pleased for them.

“We have dominated games and not come out victorious but Saturday against FC United we took in on the chin and did.”