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Woking look for first round shock at Bury in FA Cup replay

By Elliott Horne

Bury host Woking in a first round FA Cup replay after the non-league side held the league one strugglers to a 1-1 draw at the Kingfield Stadium.

Bury are still manager-less after Lee Clarke’s 8 month reign came to an end a week before the initial FA Cup first round. Gatekeeper Ryan Lowe put in interim charge after assistant Alan Thompson also left the club.

The Shakers, sitting rock bottom of League One, have only one win in their last seven fixtures which came against Stoke under 21’s in the Checkatrade trophy. Their last league win came against Bradford City in October.

Woking, who will be making a 450 mile round trip on Tuesday, sit just outside the play-off places in the Vanarama National League. They are also enduring a dismal run of form losing three of their last four league games after an impressive start to the season.

The first round cup tie finished 1-1 in the first ever meetings between the two side. A Jamie Philpot header cancelled out a flying start from the League one side, scoring in the first minute after some calamitous defending from the National League side leaving Michael Smith with the easiest of tap-ins.

The Cardinals manager Anthony Limbrick told BBC Sport how happy he was for his players earning a replay at Gigg Lane saying “I thought we had the better chances and we were pushing right to the end.”

“We showed a lot of character and I’m happy for the players that they got the result and a replay up at their place.”

Quick Fire Stats:

  • Woking and Bury have never faced each other until this FA cup tie.
  • Bury are two time FA cup winners dating back to 1900 and 1903
  • Woking best FA Cup performance was when they got to the 4th round against West Brom
  • Woking on average score 1.2 goals per game and concede 1.1 goals per game.
  • Bury average 1.1 goals scored per game and concede 1.2 goals per game.

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