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Clitheroe 6-6 RCA

Submitted by el Queso Grande on Sunday, 26 August 2018


Did that really happen? I am still breathless. Well done to the team for fighting back (I use the term loosely devil) , but should they have been in the situation in which they found themselves just after half-time? I think not.

I was surprised to learn that the date for the replay is to be Tuesday 4 Sept, which is just four days before the date of the next FA Cup round. Until this season, drawn matches had to be replayed on or before the following Thursday; now it is "as directed by The Association", which covers a multitude of evils.

A defeat in the replay would leave the CA without a game on Saturday 8 Sept as Whitley Bay progressed to the 1st Qualifying Round of the FA Cup, beating Barnoldswick Town 6-1 yesterday.