Workington Reds face old boss Tommy in FA Cup
Last updated at 12:07, Tuesday, 11 September 2012
Darren Edmondson will go one-on-one with his Workington Reds predecessor Tommy Cassidy in this year’s FA Cup.
Blyth Spartans will host the second qualifying round clash on September 22 after the pair were matched in yesterday’s draw. Edmondson has a 100 per cent record over Cassidy, who he beat comfortably 2-0 and 3-0 as Blyth were relegated from the Blue Square Bet North last season, and predicted it would be another clash with the fiery Northern Irishman.
He said: “For some reason I had a feeling it would be Tommy and Blyth. It’s a good draw for both teams. They will see it as a chance to progress, and so do we. We are in a higher league, but Blyth have home advantage, so it’s definitely an interesting draw. The FA Cup is extremely important to us.
“We know we can make money if we win, and that has to be the aim when you have a budget like ours.”
The clash takes place at Croft Park, and also sees Spartans midfielder Shaun Vipond take on his former club, and Tony Elliott come up against his ex-managerial partner.
Blyth beat Garforth Town 1-0 in the last round thanks to Phil Airey’s first-half strike.
Spartans have won one, drawn one and lost one at home this season, and sit eighth in the Northern League Premier Division.
Workington’s trip to Blyth in the FA Cup ended in disaster, losing 6-0 in 1992 at the same qualifying round stage.
First published at 11:32, Tuesday, 11 September 2012
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