FA Cup run would be nice little earner for Workington Reds
Last updated at 12:31, Wednesday, 03 October 2012
A good FA Cup run for Workington Reds could see the club benefiting from a further cash boost.
General manager Alec Graham said the club will receive £4,500 for beating Blyth and the prize money will keep on rising the further the Reds progress through the competition.
A third-round qualifying win against Southern League outfit Barwell on Saturday would see the Reds pocket another £7,500.
“To be fair if you have a decent run in the FA Cup you can make a decent amount,” said Graham.
“The further you progress the more you can win.
“A good cup run is very important to all clubs at lower league level.
“We are still a few rounds from playing bigger opposition.
“Money is always shared in the FA Cup. If you play a well supported team such as Bradford City who get in 11,000, you would get a significant amount of money.”
It might be too early for Reds fans to start dreaming of a first round proper tie versus league opposition where the prize money would be an impressive £18,000.
But with two wins on the run and confidence high in the team, dreaming of a fourth round qualifying tie is looking more like reality.
Graham was impressed with how the Reds performed during their 1-0 win against Blyth on Monday, a game in which Workington dominated the possession and created a number of good goal scoring opportunities.
He said: “I am very pleased. It was a comprehensive 1-0 victory.
“The trouble of it staying at 1-0 is anything can happen. It’s always nice to try and go 2-0 ahead. We are an attacking team.
“One of these days, with all these chances created, even if half of them go in, we will get some really significant victories. I think that will come.”
The winners of the FA Cup will receive £1.8 million with the runners-up getting £900,000.
First published at 11:31, Wednesday, 03 October 2012
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk
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