Well Done Latics

East of the M60 Comment:

Congratulations are in order for Oldham Athletic, whose F.A. Challenge Cup run ended last night at Goodison Park. Well done to all those involved, especially the players, Youth Team Boss/Caretaker Manager Tony Philliskirk, and the supporters. I extend my congratulations to former Droylsden player Matt Smith, who almost single handedly continued their run. Continue reading “Well Done Latics”

East of the M60’s Road to Wembley: F.A. Cup Second Round Proper Draw

Roots Hall or Deepdale awaits the Latics

Oldham Athletic’s reward for beating Burton Albion this Saturday is an away trip to Southend United or Preston North End. At this moment, they are the only club east of the M60 motorway remaining in the competition. As far as Blue Square Bet North sides are concerned, Hinckley United are the last remaining side, with a replay against Tamworth at the Lamb Ground deciding the Knitters’ fate.

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East of the M60’s Road to Wembley: F.A. Cup First Round Proper Results

Rochdale and Bury out at first attempt but Latics cruise to the Second Round

Today saw few shocks at this stage of the competition, but the shocks which came were fairly significant. There was only one League scalp with potential for a second one this Sunday, and another three in a fortnight’s time.

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East of the M60’s Road to Wembley: F.A. Cup First Round Proper Draw

A local derby for Gateshead against Blyth Spartans, or a trip to Droylsden for Gateshead?

Should Dave Pace see off Blyth Spartans at Croft Park on Tuesday, Droylsden may receive another home tie against north eastern opposite. The victors of the forthcoming replay face a home tie against Gateshead.

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