FA Cup Extra Prelim Round
Barnoldswick Town 2
Dunston UTS 2
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soon as the draw was made this fixture caught my eye. Mainly because
its a ground i have wanted plus it is a fixture of teams from different
leagues. Northern League supporters always follow their team in good
numbers and today was no different as three coach loads came down to
Lancashire for this FA Cup tie.
The ground is tricky to find
and if you follow the sat nav it will take you down some winding country
lanes , past an allotment. Not until you finally reach the ground are
you fully convinced there is a football ground at all !. But once you
arrive life is good again because the welcome is very friendly and the
setting is lovely. The place was busy today with a cricket match
taking place on the adjoining field and Fairground rides in full swing
in the field behind.
The game itself was always competitive and
held the attention throughout. When Dunston took a 5th minute lead it
looked to be the first of many and when the scored a 2nd it looked game
over. But Barlick never gave up and kept plugging away and finally got
their reward with a penalty which was duly dispatched. The tide was now
turning and Barlick kept pressing and got an equaliser and could have
even snatched a winner in injury time. Barlick deserved the replay if
only for their positive attitude throughout. But i doubt they are
looking forward to a 220 mile midweek trip to the north east.
All in all a very enjoyable day out in sunny Lancashire.