Sunday, 8 January 2006

FA Cup third round

For those who don't follow football the third round of the FA cup is when the Permiership teams join in and play teams from lower leaguse and sometimes non-league teams. As a follower of a team often likely to come a cropper at this point I was pleased that we came back from being a goal down at half-time to win after a Robbie Fowler hat-trick! There was a brilliant game last night when Liverpool were 3:1 down and came back to win 3:5 with a 65 yard goal and today we've seen the first giant killing - lowly Leyton Orient, two leagues below Fulham, went to The Cottage and won 1:2.

As long as your team is in the hat for the draw in the next round the third round of the cup is always special and this year there are still some replays that may provide shocks, non-league Nuneaton earned a replay at Middlesborough. Nuneaton are a typical non-league side made up of part-timers including teachers and social workers so it's great to think that they will have a chance to play at a Premiership ground. The magic of the cup!

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Nogbad said...

Brilliant result for Burton Albion holding the might of the Dark Side to a nil nil draw to earn a replay at The Swamp.

Bluefluff said...

Ah, I was looking for your comments on the earlier post!

Nogbad said...

And what a game this evening! Leicester City from division 1 were 2 down at half-time against the team fourth in the Premiership and an injury time goal wins it for them!