Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Blues dumped out of FA Cup by Barrow

Chester City bowed out of the FA Cup in spectacular style on Tuesday night at the Deva Stadium, as Barrow turned in a performance that yielded four second half goals without reply.

In all honesty, it was no more than the visitors deserved, who looked hungrier for the First Round tie against Eastleigh, but at half time there was no indication that the scoreline was about to be so flattering.

City had a couple of chances in the first half, but were unable to take advantage, and were punished in to the second half, with a controversial decision for the first goal.

The referee deemed a touch back to Danby was classed as a back pass, when really it didn't look anything of the sort, but feelings were that the ref was balancing things up after two similar claims were waved away much to Barrow's annoyance.

From the resulting free kick, Andy Bond smashed home to send the 291 away fans mad, and they didn't have to wait long for the next one, as Kamara was brought down inside the penalty area and the referee pointed straight to the spot, from which Jason Walker made no mistake.

If we thought that was bad, worse was to follow as City totally crumbled just a minute later, as Andy Bond headed home to make it 3-0 in off the bar, to make it a miserable four minute spell that turned the game on its head.

Substitute Andy Cooke, then made it 4-0 to complete the rout, and send City spinning out of the FA Cup.

The fact that City miss out on funds from the FA Cup could prove fatal to it's survival hopes as Stephen Vaughan, will no doubt have been banking on that money to pay off the football creditors that are due monies under the Administration rules, and City have to face the Conference on November 16th, and face possible expulsion from the League.

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