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Welcome to Mill Farm, home of AFC
Fylde, and National League pub, yes,
but with big ambitions. Ten years
ago they were playing in the 11th
tier of English football. Today,
they are on the brink of the
Football League. Tonight, they take
on Wigan Athletic, who of course won
the FA Cup four years ago, now top
of League One. Both these sides are
dreaming of a place in round three.
Kirkham and Wesham were renamed AFC
Fylde in 2008, but make no mistake,
this side have got history.
we were two separate teams. Kirkham
and Wesham. We merged together in
1988. We changed our name to AFC
Four of us got together,
setting up a football team. Tokas
two years to get the funds to get
together to buy a strip.
nets up, over the years we've done
Going around with a collection
box at half-time and watching people
walk away so they didn't have to put
10p thing is just a bit of a change.
To come to this wonderful stadium,
and I still have to pinch myself, to
convince myself it's real.
been at the club a long time. A lot
of history and a lot of laughs along
I almost weep when I go out
there and see the lads performing.
It's a major roller-coaster for me,
and to see how much we've achieved
Now, in my early
70s, and the FA Cup still has the
magic that it had 60 years ago.
goes without saying that they will
cherish this bubbly for the rest of
Who knows, I think they
are capable of giving a shock.
That's it's what the FA Cup is all
about and that's why we are in it.
It's the best competition in the
Wonderful stuff. This is
where we are then, thanks to Eric,
Mick and Bob, who call this place
home. Just between Preston and
Blackpool, Fleetwood up the road.
That's where we are for football
focus tomorrow. It's all about
Friday night in the FA Cup and we
live Mill Farm. Kevin Kilbane is
here, so to the Peaky Blinders,
Danny Webber, formerly of Manchester
United and Salford city. Lovely to
see you. The FA Cup is here as well.
Kevin, it's a non-league team but
the set up is magnificent here at
Fylde, isn't it?
Yes, you look at
the facilities, the pitch is
immaculate. Everything the
infrastructure is tremendous. It
doesn't feel like you are coming to
a non-league ground.
They are really
ambitious side as we heard. Five
promotions in ten seasons. Big plans
for the future. You will see the
players wearing 2022 on their
sleeves, part of the plan, to be a
Football League club by then. Pick
out some players for us because you
know them well, particularly the
goalkeeper, Jay Lynch, who you
played with at Salford?
was instrumental in Salford's
promotions and doesn't get the
credit he deserves. Had he been six
he would be playing in a
Championship, he's that good. He's a
great acquisition for them.
about Montrose, you waiting?
Lewis Montrose, he's played in the
league before, at York and Wigan.
Very good ability, he wasn't able to
play consistently and get a good run
of games but a talented player, yes.
A reminder of where we are in terms
of the football geography, shall we
get our football pyramid out? Fylde
taken on Wigan, FA Cup winners a few
years ago, three relegation is on
the promotion since then, top of
League One. You have to go down to
get to the National League, Fylde in
16th place, both teams have lost
once in the last five matches but,
Kevin, they are taking on a side who
are the highest ranked they could
play at this stage of the
competition in Wigan.
It is, a tough
draw for Fylde but the way Wigan
have been playing this season
they've had their ups and downs,
winning the FA Cup a few seasons ago
now but a very good attacking side
under Paul Cook. He gets them
playing in a way that is expansive
and entertaining and the crowds
watching Wigan have been very
excited and very, very much
appreciative of what's gone on.
will be a big crowd tonight, hoping
for an upset. When he was Salford
city players took on Notts County a
few months ago -- years ago, at what
stage did you think, we've got this
There was a feeling of we could
do it, watching the Notts County
players coming off the coach, they
didn't fancy the mud, the mud at
Salford at the time, they were
tiptoeing through it. There was a
sense of an upset.
That's what it's
about, Kevin, isn't it? Sometimes
it's the mentality that is more
important than what happens on the
Definitely, Paul Cook has
managed at all levels. He knows what
it's like to bring in aside from
both ends of the spectrum, a side
going down to a non-league side to a
league club, or the other way round
as a non-league manager and player.
He knows what it's like. He will
know what Fylde will be going
through tonight. It's about getting
the mentality of the Wigan players
tonight. The way Wigan play, this
will suit the way they played, so
they could come to light and really
enjoy the occasion as much as Fylde
They have a strong
side, Wigan, with a lot of their
best players here.
They have and the
mentality of Paul Cook is to come
here and continue what they've been
doing in the league. They've been
top of League One, enjoying their
football, playing good attacking
football and knowing the mentality
of Paul Cook, he's not going to want
to come here and be embarrassed. He
will want to win.
We will speak to
call cook in a minute. Stay here. On
the far side here you will see Dave
Challinor, when I mentioned the
name, you might mention the Goliath
throw-in from many years ago, over
in the home team dugout. Lovely to
see you, thank you for coming and
having a word with us so soon before
kick-off. From your perspective
tonight, you've given your team
talk. How are you feeling?
great. As a player, manager, these
are the occasions you want to play
in. From my experience through
playing, these are when good players
really thrive and this is the one
competition and we've got an
occasion where our players can pit
their wits against Football League
players, who are of a really good
standard. They will look forward to
it. They've got to enjoy it and they
will enjoy it a whole lot more if
We were having some
pictures taken earlier on, when you
are giving your team talk. Do you
normally have strictly come dancing
on in the background?
waiting for the programme to come
on! Lads want to see themselves, we
left something on the TV, there is
normally the music going and
something for them to watch. Each to
their own, I suppose.
You want the
players to do the business for you
tonight. You have some quality in
the players who have played at high
levels. What are the opportunities
for them tonight to give Wigan a
really good game and maybe make
Yeah, of course, this
is a big opportunity. A lot of them
will believe, quite rightly, that
they could play at this level and
some have played at this level. This
is their occasion to show you can do
that. These are the types of things
that can again, people can make --
make a name for themselves,
hopefully we will make a name for
ourselves as a team and a few
individuals will do well out of it.
This is a big opportunity on the
national stage for people to go and
show what they are about and for
other teams to hopefully recognise
we've got a good bunch of players
I'm really disappointed, I was
going to get you to launch a ball
across the pitch but your back is
Back and shoulders,
terrible when you pack in, once you
finish playing you do realise what
you've been doing in the previous 20
years does catch up on you.
talk to you, thanks, Dave. As Dave
says, Fylde hoping for an upset
tonight but Wigan know all about
causing a shock as well. A few
seasons ago they took on Manchester
City at Wembley and won the whole
competition. It's been quite a ride
It was a slow and steady
climb for the Latics from the
Northern Premier League to the
Premier League and eventually the
pinnacle the FA Cup.
Corner, headed in! Watson's header
has won the FA Cup final for Wigan
Since then it's all been a
bit up and down, mostly down.
are relegated, just three days after
the jubilation of Wembley.
the up though, for next season,
making the Championship play-offs
and an FA Cup semifinal, but alas...
Cazorla, he scores, so Wigan
The following year
though another relegation.
down. Wigan are in League One next
It's not all been downs
though. Bouncing back as League One
champions in 2016 though.
champagne Cork Ops.
12 months later
another sudden drop.
the Wigan supporters and players,
they've been relegated.
But now we
are top of the league and just 90
minutes away from the third round of
the FA Cup.
There you go, that's
Wigan's recent history. We are at
the live FA Cup football tonight,
Fylde taking on Wigan. We said we'd
speak to the Wigan boss Paul Cook,
take it away, Mark Clemmit.
Let's start with that, shall we?
Seventh permanent manager since that
famous FA Cup win. What sort of hand
have you been dealt?
one. Clubs obviously got the history
of what it's done, fantastic
infrastructure, and a very strong
Yeah, but obviously the
turmoil of so much chopping and
changing and the three relegations.
That's what happens, for good times
and bad, they are in the past and
it's the future now. We're going
along OK in the league and we've had
a tricky FA Cup tonight which is why
you guys are here.
Yeah and the sort
of things that some managers might
wilt under the pressure off but I
get the impression you thrive on it.
You love a game like tonight.
great game, is what we are all about
in terms of kids growing up in the
FA Cup and years gone by the
giant-killing acts as such, you only
have to look at the facilities here
at Fylde to see what infrastructure
so-called non-league teams have,
fantastic facilities, fantastic
setup, magnificent pitch, great
credit to Fylde. Our lads are keen
to do well tonight and we know it
will be a tough game.
You came for a
look around and were gobsmacked.
Your mouth was hanging over what you
found here, because as you come onto
the horizon it's like a citadel
sitting there. You're not expecting
this to be here.
Great credit to the
Fylde chairman and board and Fylde
in general, they have a plan to go
forward. Tonight is a great game for
them with is coming to town it will
be a good game, two footballing
sides who want to get through, we
hope to get through, but we know
what the FA Cup is all about.
you don't want -- you will use the
not being on the back pages tomorrow
as part of your motivation.
kick on, things will happen in the
game that will determine the outcome
and we have to be in charge of the
game for long periods.
problem tonight is it's a bit cold
out there. Do you want to borrow my
Peaky Blinders cap to have one?
There you go.
Good evening everyone,
from Match of the Day!
not quite what I intended but there
you are. Actually, I think I need it
more than you!
Paul Cook, he has a job if he ever
leaves the dugout. We have Mark
Lawrenson alongside us, part of the
commentary team. Listening to Paul
Cook, he looks to be a good frame of
mind but he knows, as he says, they
do not want to be a back page story
they get the wrong side of Fylde
Yeah, definitely. He was a
player and he couldn't run, Cook,
but his team pass, but if you are
playing in League One you can tackle
and get stuck in. He will not give
his players a moment's peace, if
they are not at it tonight.
Cook and Dave Challinor, Tranmere
fans, played together in the
Tranmere team and Dave stayed on and
they went to do good things in the
League Cup as well, but from a Wigan
perspective Nick Powell is on the
bench tonight but there is still
plenty of quality in the team.
is and I spoke earlier about the
style of football Paul Cook plays
and Lawrence -- and you said how
good he was as a player, you
expecting to really start to dictate
play, get on the ball and a couple
of lads around the place. There are
a very good attacking side.
owe money to that man?
Talking about the quality that Wigan
have got and the fact they are top
of League One, playing good
football, they come here full of
confidence as well. Through the
pitch in as well it's hard to make a
case for Fylde, isn't it?
it's not like they are coming to
somewhere where the pitch is bad and
it's not a great... They are used to
this sort of scene. I think the
weight Paul Cook sets his teams up,
pass the ball, work hard, they will
not be soft in the middle, they will
be up for the fight as much as the
That won't affect Fylde's
mentality as Dave Challinor was
telling us and we talked about their
ambitions, they want to be a league
side. I worked this out, their 13
league files within 30 miles of
here, some real quality in this part
of the country.
It is but the higher
up you go, you are trying to pinch
everybody else's spectators. We know
from the best in connection it's
really difficult. If you do get semi
successful at this level you can
start to get other supporters, but
it's really, really tough. When you
think about it they don't get
massive crowds here but the
infrastructure is absolutely
It really is. We will let
you go into the commentary position.
I wasn't doing much anyway!
way are you going? Just walk in
front of a camera! Don't worry about
that! No need to mention the
trousers. I'm disappointed with the
clash with the FA Cup. We are trying
to get it all in. Strikers get their
headlines and tonight is no
different, Danny Rowe, 2016 scored
more goals than Messi, would you
believe? Is the top scorer in the
National League this season but it's
a tale of two characters on and off
is a pitch.
In football it's different to
anything else, confidence, playing
ability. Away from football and
quiet and quite shy. I started
playing really young. My dad took me
down, went on then to play for
Preston North End. We actually
played against Manchester United and
then they signed me from there. I
liked my time at United, being a fan
as well you getting the best
coaching and playing with some of
the best players as well. The likes
of Tom Cleverley, Jonny Evans, Ryan
Shawcross, Fraizer Campbell. After
I'd been released from United I did
my Jean-Marie Le Pen should ship.
I'd lost quite a bit of interest in
football at the and sorted -- I went
to do my joinery apprenticeship. I'd
lost interest in football. You are
lucky to play football and not be
working like a Murrah Building sight
sort of thing. I realised what I
didn't want to do.
-- not be working on a building
sight, sort of thing. I realised
what I didn't want to do. People
going on about scoring more goals
than Messi in a calendar year, I
didn't think too much about it, you
just laugh. People would say to me
on Twitter and different things but
obviously Messi is playing a lot
higher level than I am so I of never
compare myself. Jelena brought me to
the club just over three years ago.
He's done really well with Fylde.
He's brought them through the Uni
Bond as well as the Conference.
Getting through the first round, is
a great feeling for the lads. People
are coming to watch Wigan, we go
into the game hoping to win. You
only have to look at Lincoln last
year, they ended up playing Arsenal.
But going to the game to win and
hopefully get to the third round.
From the kitchen we have Danny Rowe
with us tonight, pitch side, along
with Jack Muldoon. I have to say
congratulations, Player of the Month
for the National League, given that
today, and you know full well that
all eyes will be on view tonight.
How are you feeling going into this
Yeah, feeling good obviously.
I'm hoping not all eyes are on me
from the opposition team, obviously.
It will be a good game. We know what
to expect. They will be a good side.
Just hope to put a good performance
You are both wearing gloves
Yeah, I took mine out when
I was walking the dog. It's not
Is a sad story about
Jack you had a three match ban, you
were meant to be playing Guiseley
tonight and the referee called the
Guiseley game off three minutes to
It was very tight, I had the
pitchfork in my hand is doing
everything I could. I made my own
bed so I lay in it, that's it.
were on a cup run with Lincoln City,
you know what this is all about.
Give us an idea what this is like
for the players of Fylde, given what
you experienced at Lincoln.
great opportunity for the lads to
show what they can do. So yeah, the
club the size it is, it's a very
ambitious place. It's in a good
place at the moment.
your own perspective, when you put
your head on the pillow last night,
what was the dream? Patrick?
just coming to the game to win and
look forward to the next draw, as
I'm sure you know my tie would be
United away at Old Trafford. That's
all you think about will stop I'm
not bothered about Arsenal.
bothered about Arsenal, he wants
Manchester United at Old Trafford in
the third round. You've got to do
the business on the pitch. Enjoy the
Great to grab a word with those two.
The fans are out in force, five
years ago on this date Fylde
attracted 224 fans for a seventh
tier Premier League -- National
League game against Grantham. Mark
Clemmit is somewhere amongst the
thousands here tonight.
Well, you can get a sense of how
it's bouncing here at the ground,
and I've come in amongst the fans.
They are gathered around, all
promise to be on their best
behaviour, with Warren, Julie and
Jack on the end, who is Julie's
83-year-old dad. Warren, it's an
amazing atmosphere. Can you quite
believe what's happening here?
tonight, it's not usually like this.
It's usually a lot quieter. The way
the club is going, you can see
nights like this being more frequent
occasions in the future.
tell me about the make-up of the
It's really good,
everybody is local which is really
good, and it creates a really good
atmosphere. You've got a lot of
Blackpool fans that watchers after
all the trouble at Blackpool as
well. It's a really good atmosphere
and everybody is local.
enjoy your night everybody. Are you
confident? Of course they are! Of
course they are!
I think we just about got away with
that. Here we are, the teams lined
up behind us. We have 90 minutes to
see who will decide and who will be
in the draw for the third round of
the FA Cup. It's a Fylde taking on
Wigan Athletic. I've just told the
referee, given a thumbs up, they are
ready to go. I think they are
ignoring me, hold on a minute. I'll
go and get the referee! Rev, are you
ready? Let's do this. He's waiting
for the rest of the players to come
out. We can't rush these things!
There are ten non-league sides left
in the FA Cup at this stage, Fylde
are one of them and they have a
great opportunity to make it through
into that draw on Monday, when the
big boys in the Premier League and
the Championship into the
competition. Who knows what will
happen tonight in the FA Cup.
Thankfully the teams are now ready
to come out, I think. Are you ready,
boss? He's looking... Lets go and
get them, are you ready, referee? Mr
Drysdale, you are live on BBC Two.
If you are ready, we are ready. He's
ready! Let's do this! I feel I'm in
the way a bit but we are now ready
for the FA Cup, the second round,
live on the BBC, on Friday night.
After you, boys. Go on. This has
worked so wonderfully well! I think
I'll hand over to the commentary
team. Mark Lawrenson and also Simon
Brotherton. Enjoy the football. I'm
glad we got that bit tight -- that
Good evening, everyone.
Good evening, everyone. Fylde were
six divisions below this team, just
four years later the gap is down to
two divisions but still a sizeable
63 places. Wigan are going well,
leading the way in League One and
aiming for an immediate return to
the Championship, but Fylde's form
as good as well. They've won six of
the last seven matches and clearly
feel at home in their shiny new
stadium here, a year after moving
in. It is still a tall order for
Dave Challinor's men tonight. Wigan
are the best team left in the
competition at the moment, top of
League One, having scored the most
goals and conceded the fewest. Let's
look at the Linux. Jay Lynch got to
the second round with Salford two
seasons ago, with Luke Burke
ineligible to play against his
parent club, Jordan Rhodes comes in
at right back. Lewis Montrose and
Andy Bond are in the midfield and
Danny Rowe is the big threat up
front. He scored eight in the last
seven matches. Moving on to Wigan
Athletic. Who welcomed back Dan Burn
from suspension in central defence.
Alex Bruce is the player who makes
way. The Egyptian international Sam
Morsy and Lee Evans are holding
midfielders. Gavin Massey returns
out wide after sitting on the bench
for the last couple of games, and
will Grigg, who has played for
Northern Ireland, leads the attack.
Their top scorer Nick Powell is fit
after hamstring injury but starts on
the bench tonight.
A tremendous atmosphere in this
stadium here at Mill Farm. A big
objective for a Fylde is to make it
into the Football League. Hopefully
by 2022, that's why they've got 2022
written on their shirts. The referee
tonight is Darren Drysdale. He took
charge of Wigan's 4-1 defeat at
Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup
earlier in the season. It's his
second FA Cup tie of the campaign,
after Swindon's 5-1 victory away to
Dartford in the first round. Mark
Lawrenson is alongside me for this
one. For a second round tie, we've
got all the ingredients, haven't we?
A decent pitch, the best team left
in the competition, and opposition
who have a chance of making life
I couldn't agree more.
The problem is the best team left in
the competition is the problem. For
Fylde. They started the season and
drew a lot of games, they've got
used to the league they are in. The
facilities etc is top class but they
must start brightly tonight.
shot of Dave Challinor, the manager
Fylde who has won promotion in five
of eight years in management so far,
a couple with Colwyn Bay, the rest
here in the Northwest. It's Andy
Bond who will get this match under
way and Fylde of the National
League, all in white, cooking from
left to right in the first half, get
this FA Cup second round up and
running against the leaders in
League One, Wigan Athletic, winners
of the FA Cup just four years ago,
but it's been a lively and
topsy-turvy existence for them ever
How quickly have backbone,
forward by Lee Evans, Will Grigg
goes chasing after it. Will Grigg
got a goal at the weekend, only his
fourth of the season, he's saying
he's aiming for 20 in League One by
the season ends. They were 3-1
winners at Rotherham. The first
touch of the ball for Jamie Jones in
goal. Straight onto the head of
George Edmundson, one of the two
central defenders for Fylde today.
Edmundson on Lod -- on loan from
Oldham Athletic. Out wide by Dunkley
to the far side. Byrne, Shane Duffy.
He had his -- Chey Dunkley. He had
his hands full last weekend, it's
played long and Francis-Angol tries
to get back at it. Wigan quickly get
forward in support of their own
target upfront, then number nine.
But maybe Fylde can break. Maybe
It's a great ball played out
from the back, from Wigan's point of
view. Grigg, if anything, he just
got in a position that neither the
left-back in the centre-back for
Fylde were almost asleep.
Evans and Morsy just keep it tight,
they sit there and give the team a
nice basically four man box just
outside their own penalty area in
front of the two central defenders.
They deny the space for Wigan.
has won three caps for Egypt,
including the most recent World Cup
qualifier. They will take their
place in Russia next summer, forward
by Jacobs and up into the off the of
Tunnicliffe. -- off the boot of
There's Morsy. Put under pressure.
From a keen Sam Finley. This is
Byrne. Dan Burn, who first came to
prominence in full's relegation
An outstanding one night, he
needed to become he dealt with about
80 crosses that day.
forward now, with Max Power away to
the farce out. -- way to the far
side. Over the top and out of the
It's not saying a lot at
both ends, into the crowd.
of Michael Jacobs.
A little bit of
pace and you see the difference, it
said in a matter of ten or 15 yards
and you get the free shot at goal.
He's the man they'll be trying to
get the ball too.
three goals in the FA Cup so far
already in two matches, two in the
first round, they were 4-2 winners
over Kidderminster Harriers.
A edge of their own penalty area
could leave the door ajar as it's
skimming into the box now. All hands
on deck suddenly for Fylde.
Possession kept by Lee Evans. Here
he is a game. Morsy never far away,
they are good combination those two.
Worked away by Power. This is
You can see they've got a
little bit more time on the ball
haven't they, Wigan?
They've got the
confidence of the season they've had
so far as well.
A minimum amount of
touches, pass it, move it.
by Massey, just past the far post.
Lovely move. Massie should have
scored. Just a little bit rash in
his finishing in all honesty. Again,
you saw the pace. In it comes,
minimum amount of touches around the
corner with the ball. Just needs a
little dink more than anything.
Gavin Massey as a player they bought
from Leyton Orient during the
summer, he scored nine goals last
season and was close to scoring his
fourth of the current campaign
It would be a let off for
Massey just sat out the last
couple of matches, having a rest on
the bench. His manager has put him
in today. Danny Rowe...
when you look at the season that
Fylde have had, he started off very
slowly as well, which was key, they
didn't start off particularly
They've really turn things
around, Fylde, in recent matches,
won six of the last seven, nine
points off the play-off spot, a
couple of games in hand but they've
only won one of the previous eight.
It's perfectly normal.
And at the
new ground as well.
you, it's great.
Nathan Byrne, attacking
Nathan Byrne, attacking full-back is
held back through the opening
minutes of this one. Free kick.
Conceded here by Lee Evans.
It is amazing, whatever level you
play out but you know when you are
playing against a really quick team
there is that element of nerves when
you get the ball, almost waiting for
somebody to come and challenge you.
What a job he has done, Dave
Challinor. Former world
record-holder for the longest throw
in in football.
That's something to
tell your grandkids!
Paul Cook who
won League 2 with Portsmouth last
Good player, all left foot,
could not run but really good passer
of the ball.
Now having some success
in management. Fylde looking to push
forward here, to the edge of the
Wigan penalty area and Danny Rowe,
who will basically shoot on sight as
Sean there. Here come Wigan once
more, Michael Jacobs, still going.
Keeps it away from Jonny Smith. Once
early touch for Reece James, the
left-back. Now with Lee Evans once
more. Stroking the ball around well,
the playing surface here will suit
They are all very comfortable
but so far so good for Fylde. Just
live with it for a while.
tidying up at the back. Cannot keep
a hold of the ball at the moment.
That was a great moment, lifting the
FA Cup with the 1-0 win over
Only 20 miles away of course, Wigan.
1300 Wigan fans here tonight.
teams in this area.
He was suspended for the
match at the weekend, the first game
he has missed all season.
comfortable on the ball isn't he?
Forward by Jacobs, looking for
Grigg. Jordan Tunnicliffe scooping
Wigan have got a decent record
against non-league opposition in the
FA Cup winning six of their last
seven matches. But they came a
cropper in 2002, 2000 1-2, beaten by
Canvey Island so they have slipped
on a banana skin before.
Did we not
go down and cover a live game down
there? I have an impression they had
a good run that year.
there, turning the defender and
making sure he won the throw.
surprised the referee is wearing the
same shorts and socks as Wigan, when
he was playing that pass for a
split-second he thought the referee
was one of his players.
Long ball forward from
Francis-Angol. Bags of time for
Jamie Jones, the Wigan Athletic
goalkeeper. Then it's back with Sam
Morsy once again. Able to bring it
quite a long way here. Edmundson
getting in ahead of Grigg. Lay by
Andy Bond. Francis-Angol. Montrose.
Fylde settling into life in the
National League with that excellent
recent run, they have been good at
home as well, won their last recent
four or matches.
That is the difference, Wigan have
got so much time, nobody near them.
Referee Darren Drysdale who as mark
was saying is dressed quite
similarly to Wigan Athletic.
Sometimes at this level you just see
legs, you know, as a player. And as
I said, his socks and his shorts are
the same as the Wigan players.
is having a good battle with
Edmundson. Won back by James,
collected by Jacobs. Just three
defeats all season in League 1 for
Wigan Athletic, they have scored the
most goals, conceded the fewest.
think you knew when they got
relegated they were desperate to
come back up, they have a big wage
bill as well for the league that
they are in.
Andrew Bond. Forward by
Richard 's. Collected by Bond once
more. The space and time in the
middle of the park. Now perhaps the
chance to break year for Max Power,
sliding it through. Jay Lynch,
former Manchester United trainee,
the National League North goalkeeper
of the year last season with
Good try. You can see the grin on
his face, it was worth the effort.
Jonny Smith rather hoping he might
have won the far corner. Some of the
home crowd saying they cannot quite
believe it these days, with the
scale of things here, it's a
fantastic venue and attendances have
tripled since the move. Averaging
It all happened very
quickly, that's the other thing.
Finley, into Bond. Good turn away
from Morsy, some space on this
nearside, collected by Jordan
Richards. He's not seen a lot of
action in the first team. Coming in
and playing at full today, Jordan
Richards. The last time he started
before today was the fourth
qualifying round against Wrexham.
Richard is rather hurried with the
ball into the centre. Brought under
control by Finley, Tunnicliffe,
Francis-Angol waiting on the far
side. Taking on Massey. It's a way
off the head of Dunkley, back to
Montrose. Plenty of Wigan players
back behind the ball, very
confidently uncomfortably dealt
with. This is Will Grigg.
player, good hold-up play.
Beautifully spread a way to the far
side from Morsy. Max Power on the
overlap. Nathan Byrne has lost his
way a little bit, here is Jonny
Smith. No foul.
Good tackle. Max
Power beaten to it by Francis-Angol,
well timed intervention from the
full-back. Smith overran it, but it
foot on the ball to try to play and
overran it and straightaway Wigan in
a threatening position.
Francis-Angol, former Motherwell
player from 2012-2015. Arrived at
Fylde from Kidderminster over the
summer. The shot straight into the
glance of Jay Lynch. Galactica bit
Beaten to it.
Jay Lynch, Fylde keeping clean
sheets in almost half of the
competitive fixtures they have
played this season, a rather tough
nut to crack.
Too much room again.
the spine of the pitch, outweighed
to Massey. Won by Evans, collected
by Rowe, gets it clear of James.
Again, quickly across to see what's
At the moment Wigan look
very comfortable don't they?
Going to chase that one but very
much second favourite to Smith,
Massey. Jonny Smith one of those
coming into the team today. On loan
from Bristol City until January.
Just 20 years old. Getting a bit of
Put themselves in a bit of a tight
Did not really need to
do it did they?
Jay Lynch not overly
impressed with how that turned out.
No. But he didn't exactly bring it
into his full-back.
Into the air by
James, Will Grigg going for it and a
collision with George Edmundson.
think it was there to be won.
Edmundson got there a little bit
late and caught him.
You could hear
the clatter up here.
You could. I
think he will be all right.
Just a bit late, caught
him on the bottom of his boots
didn't he? Surprised he didn't
He is up, he is
fine. Edmundson hardly noticed
anyway. He has been good for Fylde,
on loan from Oldham Athletic, Man of
the Match on debut. What can Lee
Evans do with this?
Fair old distance out.
gone in on the second bounce.
to test Jay Lynch this time.
even the tallest wall was it?
his debut for Wales last month and
scored the winner against Crawley in
the first round from 35 yards.
Absolute cracker of a shot, unlike
that one. Here is James.
Bit of a waste. They have just seem
to have worked it out a bit more,
Fylde, sat back a bit more, not as
much time on the ball for the Wigan
players. That makes a bit of a
Bags of enthusiasm in
this part of the world for Fylde.
Quite a project for the club as they
come up through the divisions, just
one step away from their big goal of
making it to the Football League.
Absolutely, talking to the chairman,
he's got a real vision for the club.
The referee did well, foul on
Montrose. But let it see if the move
20 minutes into this
one and Wigan 64% possession thus
far. But the most important
statistic is no goals for either
It is but Wigan supporters
will feel they should be 1-0 up.
Committed, the flag gone up on the
I think one or two
supporters. Maybe that was a foul on
the goalkeeper but it was offside.
The goalkeeper did not exactly fill
you full of confidence the way he
came for this. Clearly offside. But
watch him. Bit of a Superman wasn't
it? I think he might have abdicated
on how he came out for it.
Jamie Jones who has made over 300
appearances in his career. Joined in
August and has been a regular since
lonely Walton broke his leg. But I
gather he is only a few weeks away
from making his return, possibly. A
chilly Friday night in December,
live from Fylde.
It was a glorious
sunset before, did you see it? I
thought I was somewhere else before.
Francis-Angol with the throw for
Fylde. Looking to string something
together. Little inside the Wigan
penalty area so far. Reaching the
midway point of the first-half.
channel or will be -- Dave Challinor
will be pleased, they are improving,
that is all they can ask for.
has got well forward. But did not
quite keep the ball in play.
he will be quite pleased, so far.
Good win on the road at the weekend,
1-0 down at Dover.
They do some
travelling in that league don't
they? Crikey. Imagine that one,
Keeps it clear of Finley. France's
angle being put under pressure.
Evans once more for Wigan. Into the
box it goes, gets up well, smacking
the frame of the ball. -- of the
goal. Fylde survived an anxious
moment and play their way out of
trouble. Will Grigg so close to
giving Wigan the lead. But now it's
wet and the bond to place it
forward, he was looking for Danny
Rowe and the flag is up
straightaway. This is Will Grigg,
let's look at this chance again.
Seemed to come off the back of a
centre-back. Two heads at once which
helped it go up and spiral. This
will show us better.
still for a moment.
Double-header between the two of
Forward by Dunkley but rather heavy
That is a waste. Once it
into his feet in that position, Will
Will Grigg closest to scoring
and if you have joined our coverage
little late there was a chance early
in the match which Gavin Massey boot
just wide of the post. Forward year
by Tunnicliffe, it was Rowe with the
head down. Wigan dominating the
There is always an extra
option for Wigan on the ball than
there is for Fylde.
his tussle with Edmundson. Looking
for a Danny Rowe, he's not really
had anything to work with so far in
the match. He is there a record
goal-scorer, scored a hat full
including eight in the last seven
games. Montrose, Francis-Angol.
Jonny Smith. Trying to use his pace.
He was clearly held up it would seem
by Nathan Byrne.
I don't think he
was getting the ball though, was he?
They have not got the ball out to an
Anderson very much. Flicking it on,
collected by Danny Rowe, looks for
the chance to shoot but still cannot
see the opening. Jonny Smith had
made the run.
On a couple of
occasions had enough space to hit
the ball but wasn't quite sure on
his left foot. Comes alive doesn't
he? Anywhere around the penalty
He was desperate to have a
Pull the trigger.
with 432 -- 132 goals in total for
Fylde. Just the 55 last season. Five
more than Lionel Messi and Zlatan
Ibrahimovic. Not quite the same
opposition of course.
He played for
a team I once played for.
an Anderson who continues his run,
he was rather hoping the ball would
be played in his direction but
they've gone the other way. France's
angle here. Rowe's just dropping a
bit deeper. Now he's going to get
forward, France's angle, this is a
bit better, chance to cross for
Smith but just too far in front of
Danny Rowe enabling Dan Burn to put
it behind but Fylde of the National
League have their first corner.
move of the game for them so far,
you mentioned Danny Rowe being deep,
a bit more further forward and he
might have been able to get on the
end of the cross.
Danny Rowe was released by
Manchester United at the age of 16,
went down to the 11th tier and is
working his way back up. Can he get
on the end of this one? Bit of a
stretch, Edmundson trying to get on
the end of it.
I read a piece on him
this morning saying he fell out of
love with football.
Only as far as Andy Bond but he was
quickly closed down by Sam Morsy who
does a great job in that deep
midfield role, the holding midfield
role for Wigan Athletic. Sturdy
challenge from Evans on the Gavin
Massey in midfield. Sam Finley on
I am not sure about that
either you know. Not sure that was a
Wigan get the throw. Of Jordan
Tunnicliffe. Paul Cook in the
middle, they have got some
experience on the bench, in the back
row Alex Bruce. He is at the club
were his dad was the manager for 18
months awhile ago.
Peter Reed is
involved here as well.
Played at the
weekend and scored a lovely goal.
Played extremely well. He's a bit
unlucky to be sitting on the bench
watching this one in some respects.
Now, Chien Dunkley. Another player
who previously played for
that space again.
Whenever Sam Morsy
picks the ball up he always has a
lot of space to move into, pushing
forward in front of him.
They look a
player like in midfield, that is the
problem for Fylde. -- a player like
he has been a regular since he
signed a couple of years ago from
Wolves, Paul Cook says his workrate
and attitude make him a dream to
Reece James for Wigan. Less than 15
minutes to go until half-time.
Some of the distribution has been a
Fylde more so just
because they are under a bit more
pressure on the ball than Wigan are,
as you would expect. But it is so
far, so good.
Forward towards Will
Grigg. Collected by Lee Evans. Bit
of space as they push forward.
Jacobs, into the middle and France's
angle gets it away and the
clearances complete by Ezewele. But
more defending to do here. It's a
corner for Wigan.
The move leading
up to the corner was the best
football Wigan have played so far.
Minimum amount of touches, moved the
ball around very, very quickly.
Beautifully done, Max Power
involved. But in the end is Zaine
Francis-Angol got it away. First
corner actually for the League 1
leaders. The header by Montrose. It
will be a Wigan Athletic throw.
Bags of time here. Sam Morsy. Reece
James. Continued his run on this
nearside in support of Jacobs. And
it comes and Francis-Angol stooping
to get his head to the ball.
pressure from Wigan.
here with 12 minutes to go until
half-time. Max Power goes for the
return, still with Power, trying to
tiptoe his way through.
difference, just the speed of
thought and movement, just cannot
quite get in.
One thing about Paul Cook coming
here tonight, he knew it would be a
tough game and has put out the
strongest team he possibly can.
Complement to Fylde.
for Richards the ball just rolled
out of play after he won it back.
Wigan will have a free kick year
despite Sam Finley's protests.
This is what they are good at Wigan,
they always seem to be able to get
from one side out to the other and
this is what happens, they get a bit
of space in midfield.
getting tangled up a little bit with
Finlay who is chipping away at him.
Looking to get the game moving
again. Lee Evans. Nathan Byrne
towards Massey. Solid again for
Fylde. It's a long chase for
Even if they do win the
ball there is really nobody to hit
with it and they end up just giving
the ball away, Fylde. Consequently
Wigan come right back at them.
for all the play they have had Wigan
have only had a of chances.
Michael Jacobs looks for an opening,
he's going to have a go. He's just a
little too high over the angle of
post and bar, into the crowd.
probably seen on three or four
separate occasions, all that space,
all that space.
Michael Jacobs, can play on either
Richards, straight onto the head of
Jacobs. Time for Dan Burn. A touch
for Jamie Jones, the goalkeeper, who
hasn't really had anything to do in
this match so far. Certainly in
terms of the opposition testing him
out. Nathan Byrne forward, Gavin
Massey will chase and Jay Leach
swiftly out of his penalty area.
Andy Bond has some support. It's
Jonny Smith. Danny Rowe, heading in
towards the near post, but dealt
with by Nathan Byrne. Has to settle
for a goal kick.
When Jonny Smith
got the ball he did look up but
there was nobody in the opposition
So far, with 37 minutes played,
Fylde have had one touch of the ball
inside the Wigan penalty area. Yet
to test Jamie Jones in goal.
Now it's with Sam Morsy. Collected
Morsy. Again, he's got time in
possession. This is Power. And
Time to collect it and get clear of
Finley, and Jacobs is going all the
way to the area, going for it.
Again, a trick on the ball
and Wigan were in, far too easy.
Wigan looking to force something
We head into the latter stages
of this first half, inside the last
seven minutes, before the break.
Morsy again able to run. No one is
closing him down. The Portier --
support from James with the ball
over and the pressure is going up,
notch by not share.
It is. Hanging
on a little bit, Fylde. They can't
come to terms with the movement from
Certainly being given plenty of time
on the ball, in and around the Fylde
penalty area. Here we go once more.
It bounces through. There's a
chance, over the top of the crossbar
from Lee Evans and what a good
chance that was to break the
He snatched at it, didn't
he? He knows, as well. It came
through a crowd of players, but it's
no excuse. Of course he knows. In
the end it had to bounce really
nicely for him. And you're back,
son. -- bend your back, son. If he
bends his back, he probably scores.
So another chance goes begging for
Wigan Athletic here in this first
Not too hard to swallow for Paul
Cook, by the looks of things.
There's Danny Rowe, sending it
forward and Ezewele will chase hard
and get their ahead of James. He
waits for some support. He gets it
from Finley. And it's been given as
a goal kick. They were hoping for a
free kick up there.
The referee is
having a quick word with Finley. It
was a foul. If you want to get
ahead, get a hat. Or get ahead that
will fit in it!
It would help! A
couple of things to point your way.
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got Hereford, is that right?
Josh Ezewele is one of those coming
into the team today, a right back,
but playing on the right-hand side
of their attack today. Just one
appearance in three months before
tonight. We can quite clearly --
Wigan quite clearly having more of
the attacking play. No surprise
there, I think.
Nathan Byrne here for Wigan
Athletic. A little heavy footed. He
was looking for Gavin Massey over on
the far side, but it's straight out
to Francis-Angol. It looks as though
Dave channel and has been making
some notes for half-time, less than
five minutes away -- Dave Challinor.
He will be happy to get them in,
reset, as it were.
This is Lewis Montrose.
For Josh Ezewele to chase after.
They need to push in, and on. If
they try to keep Wigan if -- in
their own half, try to pinch it off
them there. There we go, get the
Fylde supporters were celebrating
their team winning the National
League North only last season.
Establishing themselves now in the
National League, and hearing the
second round of the FA Cup for the
first time in the club's history.
They were in the first round four
times in the last half-dozen years
now. Can they make it into the hat
for round three? Away by Edmonson.
Only as far as Finley will stop
Morsy writes that challenge of
Ezewele, finds Max Power who in turn
Bex Outram Gavin Massey. Space again
for Morsy in midfield here. Nathan
Byrne, the fullback, heading forward
and now in possession. Byrne whips
that one in two Will Grigg, who
scores. Will Grigg for Wigan
Athletic just a couple of minutes
before the break! The pressure
finally tells. Filed nil, Wigan one.
yeah, it's thoroughly deserved
and as you said a few minutes ago it
was coming. The pressure was
building up. A lovely cross as well
when we see this. The fullback did
The great thing with him as well,
when the ball comes to him, he just
decides to come inside, a little
movement in the feet, Grigg's
movement was absolutely fantastic,
absolutely fantastic. Just left
Edmonson for dead, didn't it? That's
very probably the difference between
a two teams, just sometimes you
watch the ball and play it at a
lower level and you don't have to
hit that quick movement and if the
delivery is right that's what
They are looking to try to
catch them out again here now, Lee
Evans trying to break forward. It's
kept out by Andy Bond. Grigg as a
player who has reached the 20 goal
mark in three previous campaigns at
League One level, looking to do so
again this season. Of course he's
played as an international with
Northern Ireland as well.
This looks a bit more promising for
Fylde. Into the near post, the first
time that Jamie Jones has been
required to make a save and get its
gloves on the ball.
across, just to get a bit of room.
Just didn't need much movement but
just that quick movement, half a
yard, bang, gone. The difference in
If they can get in at
1-0 at half-time Fylde will feel
they are still in this cup tie.
difference when you look at it,...
Morsy, who directs a lot of Wigan's
He has the ability to get
himself in a position, the green
pitch around him.
A bit loose that
clearance one more. There goes the
half-time whistle. It was shortly
before the half-time break that Will
Grigg gave Wigan Athletic the lead,
having earlier hit the frame of the
goal. They've had two or three
chances during the first half,
Wigan. They've had most of the play,
despite the fact that Fylde had kept
it pretty tight for the most part
and chantss at a premium but it's
Will Grigg's goal, late in the first
half, that gives the former FA Cup
winners Wigan Athletic zero win at
half-time. -- a 1-0 lead at
It's a cruel way to
It's a cruel way to concede but you
said how good the Wigan side were.
What's your assessment of the first
We've been under pressure as I
thought we would be. Disappointed to
concede as we have with a throw-in
but we've been punished if you make
mistakes. We'll push ourselves down
in the second half.
What will be the
key in the second half?
We've got to
get higher up the pitch. We want to
play, but ultimately we want to put
them under pressure and other minute
we are giving the ball away in our
defensive and middle third, so we
need to get higher up the pitch and
cause them more problems.
you get in and communicate to the
players. Let's grab a word with
Kevin Kilbane and Danny Webber, if
you have just joined as it's Friday
night FA Cup and Fylde are the
non-league taking on Wigan, top of
League One. The League One side
leading by 1-0. Dave Challinor
saying he's trying to get his team
further up the pitch in the second
half, but it's hard when you are
playing the team with the best
defence in League One and the best
Lawrenson said that in
commentary, when they've had the
ball, they've been no one for them
to find. They've contained Wigan,
stopped the attacks, but the out
ball has been a problem in getting
What about the quality from
Wigan? We will see in a moment,
we'll have a look through the goal,
in every area of the pitch they
didn't look like they were
struggling to night, Wigan?
basically they've picked up where
they've left in the league. They are
confident on the ball, trying to
play from the back, Morsy in
midfield enjoying himself out there.
They look like at any moment they
can step it up and created chance.
Let's look at the goal a few minutes
before half-time and Will Grigg, who
had a chance earlier on in the half,
great delivery, a really good
You said the movement was
excellent, as Nathan Byrne slips it
onto his left foot and he's on the
move Will Grigg, he gets across his
man at the near post. It's a really
good header, a brilliantly worked
goal. The cross was quality.
about the quality of the cross. You
see Byrne shifts it inside, but is
favoured foot but a boring. Easy for
The guys were saying that
earlier in the half Wigan had 60 or
65% possession and a lot was going
through Sam Morsy, the captain and
they were dominant going forward
particularly in the middle of the
That's where they are driving
from, when Morsy gets
That's where they are driving
from, when Morsy gets the
That's where they are driving
from, when Morsy gets the ball he
drives with pace. You see here just
moving the ball comfortably, Morsy
is the key to it all. They are
trying to draw Fylde out, tried to
pull them out of position and as
soon as an opportunity pops up.
That's the problem, they haven't had
the chance. He sat in very well
organised, very deep, almost trying
to deny space and behind but it's
the pressure of not getting onto
ball midfield that has allowed Wigan
to dictate a lot of the play.
Morsy again. He's a quality
The one thing he is not
shy of doing, if he can see space in
front of him he will step in. When
he has this amount of space in front
of him he's not afraid to drive into
the space. Is an excellent
You see some players shy
away from the ball but he wants it,
happy to have it and he uses it well
That's it, it's the key to
using it as a centre midfielder,
passing forward. It's easy to go
You want that as a
striker, get the ball in and move it
Definitely, you know what
you are getting from him, you can
make your runs early and with the
quality he has shown so far he can
They had a couple of other
chances, Wigan. Lee Evans had a
great chance will stop
brilliantly worked. Grigg have the
chance. He sees movement. He picks
up the flight of the ball very well.
Trying to get across is man.
Unfortunate it cannoned back off the
bar. That's the best chance of the
half, before the goal for Wigan.
It's Evans again. Just drives on the
Is almost too easy, you think
you're going to school and before
you know it you will have leaned
back and it's over the bar.
quite a lot of space and time to get
it down. There wasn't much from
Fylde, but when they did get
forward, we talked about Danny Rowe,
there was one occasion when you
wanted to see him drive into the box
a bit more.
Yeah, just tear it is
very one paced and Dan Burn and
always has him in his sights. He
knows is going wide. He's the only
front man. He has to make up the
five yards and get across Dan Burn,
into the space. In the keeper's
byline, then you have yourself a tap
in at least there, but that little
bit you need to see a bit more.
can look in the Fylde dressing room.
Dave Challinor said what he would
tell his players, here are here's
trying to get them further up the
pitch in the second half, but it's
tough. They are a big team, Wigan at
the back particularly.
he's your height, but they are very
good. Everyone is comfortable on the
ball within Wigan's defence and
midfield and the difficulty is for
Fylde, you get yourself back,
well-organised, in the shape of the
team, but they have to try and find
an out ball. They have to be more
1-0, isn't it? They can go for it a
bit more and it might end up being
four or five, but why not? They have
45 minutes to try to keep themselves
in the Cup.
You have to go forward
with confidence, you have 45 minutes
and it takes a moment of magic to
get yourself in the game, it changes
the mental balance, Wigan all the
Saddam on the back foot and you are
in the ascendancy. If you don't
believe, you have no chance.
keep it as it is for ten or 15
minutes and then go for it, or do
you manage it?
They have to get a
goal now, but if they keep it as
they are, 1- 0415 or 20 minutes
that's not a bad sign because they
know at any stage they can get
bodies forward and get into advanced
We haven't got far to go
for Football Focus, add Fleetwood
and Juliette Ferrington has been
there as the team prepare for the
visit of Hereford.
Just explain the structure that this
club has compared to others?
something in place that a club like
Fleetwood Town is capable of
competing with big towns, with
London, with Manchester, so there
are facilities in place, the
sporting director, and all the clubs
I've managed in England.
the fans, they come for a cup of
In clubs it is normal, the
supporters can watch training, can
watch their idols and in England a
loss of the football clubs are very
isolated. People don't have any
access. But our chairman thinks
different and it's a very open club
and I think that's a little bit
different to many others.
Thorley you've been here a long
time, in the Guinness Book of World
Records. Why is that?
I'm in the
records for seven different
divisions with the same club, going
through the divisions with the same
How important is the FA Cup to
a club like Fleetwood?
important. It's non-league, you have
to go to the qualifying round, the
dream is to get to the first round
and play a local league team. You
get to the third round, since we've
been here we've never got to a
Premier League team, so I'd like to
get Man City away because I'm a Man
City fan, but I do know is that
would be a good experience are
nightmare, the way they are playing
at the moment!
You like the FA Cup?
I love it. I love it as a player and
as a coach and you know what a nice
experience we have together at
Wigan, when we came to the semifinal
and lost on penalties. We can
measure ourselves against the best,
probably against clubs above us, but
for doing that we need to first beat
Was good to hear from Uwe Rosler so
we're making the short trip tomorrow
to Fleetwood, and all the action at
4:30pm. Set your alarm is, the Rugby
league World Cup final tomorrow
morning. A bumper week of sport for
you. I'm delighted to say we are
joined by both chairman on the side
of the picture Fylde, David
Haythornthwaite and David Sharpe
from Wigan. Thank you. One of you is
smiling and one not, but neither of
you are smiling at the moment!
David, what is your assessment of
the first half? 0-0 would have been
a great position for Fylde but the
goal just before the end has swung
things in your favour a little bit.
Yeah, you have to give credit to
Fylde. I was saying to David, they
deserved to go in 0-0 at half-time,
they had a couple of chances but it
was a great cross and will Grigg,
that's what he does, so we are
delighted to be 1-0 up.
About you, David? 0-0 would have
Yeah, the first five
minutes I thought we were going to
get killed, Wigan were playing
fantastic. We settles down and I was
hoping we would going 0-0 but it's a
great cross in and very hard to
defend. The guy took it very well
and there we are. A bad time to
concede but 45 minutes to go.
generally, we were saying
beforehand, this is a club with big
ambitions for the future. You've got
the shirt, there's 22 on the side,
all part of the plan. You can tell
our viewers, you have plans to be a
Football League club as soon as
Everybody at this level
wants to be in the Football League,
don't they? We set out ten years ago
now to get in the Football League.
We put a 15 year plan together. We
are ten years into it, so five years
to get out of this division. As I
said the other day, it took Forest
Green 19 years to get out, so I hope
it doesn't take is that long. But
it's our first year, so we are
What about from a Wigan
perspective? Are you up for sale,
accepting offers, in talks with
Yeah, every football club
is up for sale. My family has a big
affinity for the football club, my
and father especially so early of
its right will move away but at the
moment we will see how it goes. We
are doing well in the league. Our
main aim is to get up and see where
we go from there.
It seems like
yesterday since the FA Cup win in
2014, it seems incredible how it
turned for Wigan, given we spoke
about the season in the Premier
League. Is there a plan to get back,
the ground plan will be that, but
how difficult is it to implement the
It will cost heavy money, you
look at Wolves at the top of the
Championship, they've invested
heavily. Everybody would want being
the Premier League. We've been
there, we've tasted it, we'd like to
get that back there but it's
difficult these days.
A game like
this, David, match atmosphere, big
crowd, does it give you a taste for
playing at a higher level?
this is why we do it every Saturday,
four nights like this and days like
this. We are enjoying it, our fans
are enjoying it and it's great to
have you guys here. I hope you come
It's lovely to be here,
if I could sort the referee out,
everything would be perfect.
one for having a go at the referee.
It's a difficult job.
I was talking
about bringing the teams out!
the crowd were getting on to it but
I'm not anti-- ref. Dave is playing
a bit of brinkmanship, a bit of
gamesmanship, but maybe he will
bring out in a minute otherwise
we'll have to keep on talking.
Talking to Danny Rowe before the
game, he was saying everyone has a
about what will take place on a game
like this. He was thinking about a
couple of goals and a win for Fylde.
What was your dream last night?
take, obviously you want to win a
game like this, it's a very hard
game. Wigan are good sign. I thought
daddy had a good chance earlier on,
he didn't pull the trigger which he
normally does -- I thought we had a
good chance earlier on.
second half. We were talking about
the World Cup draw. Here's a
reminder if you didn't say today.
Gary Lineker was involved. Here's a
reminder of England's group. The top
seeds in Group G are Belgian, they
haven't been in the Three Lions
since 1936. England will get under
way on the 18th
since 1936. England will get under
way on the 18th of June against
Tunisia, 20 years after England's
2-0 win in the previous group
meeting. They've faced debutants
Panama as well. More reaction on the
website and plenty more action here
as well. We're just about ready for
the second half. Here come the
players out onto the pitch. Let's
pick up with our commentary team,
AFC Fylde and one goal down against
Wigan its Mark Lawrenson once again
and Simon Brotherton.
Into the box it goes, smacking the
frame of the goal as it bounces
through. There's a chance over the
top of the crossbar from Lee Evans.
But that one in, scores. The
pressure finally tells.
Will Grigg's goal separating the two
sides. No changes by Wigan Athletic
at the break, no surprise there. A
little bit later, a couple of
minutes after their visitors, the
National League side out for the
second half as well and looking
around I don't think there are any
changes being made by Challoner
either. After winning the Cup in
2013, Wigan reached the semifinals
year later but they've only managed
one win in the competition in the
last three years, against Nottingham
Forest in the third round last
season. They went to Old Trafford
and were beaten by Manchester
United. They got a good payday from
that match and here they are a 45
minutes away from making it into the
hat for the third round this season.
Interesting what Dave Challinor said
at half-time going off into the
dressing room, to see whether they
implement a slightly different plan
in the second half, Fylde. If they
concede another one shortly, Simon,
they are in all sorts of bother.
There's all sorts of space for Sam
Morsy and Morsy with the passout,
Gavin Massey now looks for an
opening and takes a little
deflection off Francis-Angol, which
took the sting out of it.
again, our constant conversation in
the first half, the amount of time
and space that each Wigan player has
on the ball will stop the first move
in the second half was ever thus,
Particularly the captain,
number five, Morsy, was able to gain
a lot of ground in midfield, time
and time again. Large open spaces in
front of him, here come Wigan once
more, they're changed strip, all in
black tonight collected by Massey.
Turning inside Francis-Angol. Won
back by Lewis Montrose. Collected by
Sam Finley but again the ball into
Sam Finley made him go backwards.
Wigan win the ball.
You will not win
many in the air against Dan Burn.
Unless he's having a bad day, no.
Forward by Richards, high and
hopeful. Walloped away by Reece
If he is high and hopeful,
that is what it is and you deal with
it, but if you get players around it
you have a little bit more of an
opportunity, but they are almost
isolated upfront. Fylde, certainly.
There's been no chance for Danny
Rowe to use his shooting boots so
far in this game. Along old Chase
and Josh Ezewele, as you can clearly
see he's come a bit of a cropper,
good to see he's up on his feet
straightaway having ended up in the
If that had been in the
Premier League, it would have been
three somersaults, a forward roll
and out for three weeks, wouldn't
He looks absolutely fine, which is a
good job. Pushing forward once again
here and they will have another
Could do with a ball boy, that would
help, wouldn't it?
They are mixing
it up, they've been short with this
corner. A little late off, rolled in
by Finley, gets the second chance.
The block is made by Morsy, unable
to get it away. Jonny Smith with the
little ball forward, collected here
by Sam Finley once more. Looking to
try to make a fast start of the
Little bit more
pressure on them, Wigan. He's a
firebrand as well, Finley.
He's won another corner kick here.
wonder if they might change it up a
little bit and go out longer from
Jonny Smith is going to
take this one. In it comes towards
Danny Rowe, but Chey Dunkley was
there, able to bring the ball away.
Distribution not quite so clever.
James will have to scamper back into
defence now. Francis-Angol with the
past. Forward. By Jordan Richards.
Now it's with Bond.
Looking a bit more purposeful in the
opening exchanges of the second half
because they did not look like
scoring in the first.
starting to commit a few men further
Was looking for support from
Montrose who had got forward, Dan
Burn with the header away.
In it comes from Finlay, collected
by Ezewele, breaks loose and the
little deflection off Montrose
carries it into the gloves of Jamie
Danny Rowe with the shot,
thought really quickly, bit of a low
one, trying to wrap his food around
it and stick it on the goalkeeper,
you can see what he's trying to do.
Wigan Athletic of only conceded 12
goals in 19 matches in League 1 so
far this season.
I would like to
know how many headers Dan Burn has
made in all that, defensively.
in the air by Jordan Richards. The
flag has gone. Free kick for Fylde.
The club shot has been busy!
Not going to break their crowd
records tonight, it stands at 3853.
I know that was against! Charlie!
Did you know that were you looking
at my notes?
Can you remember
when it was?
Can they create anything, do they
have the Kraft and the guile to
carve open an opportunity here
against the leaders of League 1?
Great pressure from Wigan.
Zaine Francis-Angol, almost give it
away to Will Grigg, Tunnicliffe
under pressure, little lay-off from
Evans, collected by Jacobs who was
finally muscled out of it.
well, I think it was Richards.
Architects of their own problems
there. Gavin Massey.
Still they get it in midfield and
still lots of time to turn and go
forward and go back, whatever.
Always an extra man, always an
A bit loose. Closed down by
Finlay. Back with Sam Morsy once
more, the Egypt International. Good
ball out wide, rolled back in, Max
Should have hit it.
miscued that one. Affording Fylde
the chance to break away.
the final pass again.
Jacobs away to
the far side of the pitch, back with
Jacobs. Now Lee Evans. Here is
Power. Made a bit of a hash of the
shooting opportunity a moment or two
ago. Nathan Byrne. Provided the
excellent cross for the goal.
Montrose the player penalised.
happy with that, he just pinches it.
Montrose is unlucky.
Montrose made his senior debut a few
years ago now for Wigan in a League
Cup tie when he was 17 years of age.
Plenty of experience, winning
promotion to League 1 with Wycombe
and jelling during his career.
Almost ten minutes into the second
half, his team with some defending
to do. Max Power with the ball at
his feet. Rolls it in and its boot
goal word and palmed wide, good
flying save by Jay Lynch to deny
It looked as though
Jacobs first touch was a little
There is an urgency about the
play from both teams here in the
second half. Wigan moving it around
quickly. Putting the ball back into
play sharply. Dan Burn with the
cross into the middle and the header
files easily. She and ugly on the
end of it.
The touch almost not quite out of
his feet but did really well.
Still just the one goal in this cup
Danny Rowe outmanoeuvred there.
Every time he gets the ball he is
surrounded by two or three.
Grigg, the man who scored the goal
which separates the teams. Jonny
Smith unable to get a touch. Nathan
Byrne here. Having a good season,
spent time on loan at Charlton in
the last campaign. It will be a
corner here for Wigan. The time and
space again that Power had.
A couple of glimpses at goal for
Danny Rowe so far but all of them
from some distance. Opportunistic
Would not really constitute
a chance would be? More a half
The first time away, only as
far as Nathan Byrne, might get
caught out here, here is Danny Rowe.
Played his team into a spot of
bother. He was looking for Jordan
Richards who had to recover quickly.
Look to play down the line but saw
no body they are so had to go
Away by Francis-Angol.
Sam Morsy. James had been waiting
patiently over on the far side.
Richards able to hold up this time.
I think the pattern of the play has
reverted back to the first half now.
Reece James, a player who turned
professional at Manchester United
and made one senior appearance,
against MK Dons in 2014, that
early-season match under Louis van
Reece James the brother
of Matty James who plays for
Long stride as he gains plenty of
ground, Will Grigg waits in the
middle, Power in there. Did that not
hit, the referee has given it as a
corner and they will take it as
quickly as they can before he
changes his mind.
And they have.
he hasn't. Forward by James. Three
Wigan players, four waiting inside
the box, almost breaks for Will
Grigg. It was Dunkley the ball
The move leading up to
the cross was coming out, loads of
space, committing an opposition
player and freeing up the space for
It's not been dull for Wigan fans in
recent seasons, just looking at it
before we came up here today, since
they won the cup they have
experienced three relegation on
promotion. On the rise at the moment
having gone down last summer.
Relegation is not the end of the
world sometimes. Look at Burnley a
few years ago.
Half an hour to go
and still just the one goal in this.
Not too many signs of a goal from
AFC Fylde however.
As yet, no.
Morsy. Lee Evans. Bit of space for
Nathan Byrne the right back has got
well forward here on the near side
and the same can be said again of
Reece James over on the left. Both
of them crying out for the ball,
little lay-off for Michael Jacobs
looking to see if you can tee it up,
he brings Reece James into it,
Again, under no great
pressure. Really good play by Wigan
but very difficult for Fylde to come
to terms with. I think the manager
might be thinking about a
A little bit of
activity down on the bench. Keep an
eye on this corner first. Back with
James. Letting it run, Power with
the ball in, powerful header away by
Tunnicliffe. It's a long chase. A
cross comes Nathan Byrne. Getting to
the ball ahead of Andy Bond.
well, Nathan Byrne.
There is going
to be a change here for Fylde, looks
like Matthew Blinkhorn might be
coming on. It is, coming on, Ezewele
the player he is replacing.
Blinkhorn who has made seven
substitute appearances this season,
experienced target man. He's been at
the club for five seasons. Looking
to add a little bit more to the
Getting involved straightaway, here
is Danny Rowe.
Francis-Angol with the ball in,
collected by Montrose and now it's
with Bond, Richards on the far side.
What sort of delivery? Not a bad
one. Dunkley getting it as far as in
once again from Finlay and the
header wide of the post, from the
substitute, he's become onto the
Lovely ball, all
he is trying to do is headed back in
towards the goal. The goalkeeper got
a touch that did he not?
still looking for his first goal of
That is the first time we have seen
that movie mint, pulling away the
The chances for who has
at 14 minutes past nine finally a
good chance for AFC Fylde.
Here is Lewis Montrose. Trying to
find Danny Rowe. Collected by Nathan
Byrne. Safety first from Lee Evans.
Back to his goalkeeper. Here now is
You can see with
Blinkhorn, he has pushed on so it
might just help bring the midfield
forward as far as Fylde are
concerned. From their point of view
they would hope it would stop Wigan
from coming out and playing. One or
two things to point your way, FA Cup
final score on Sunday at the
All the goals as they go
in. And the draw for the third round
on Monday night live on BBC Two.
Concentrating on the second round
tie, still one goal in it, Jonny
Smith taking it up for Fylde, trying
to force his way through. Just a
little bit unlucky.
Just comes onto
each year, just a bit heavy and he
was completely shouldered out.
chase on here, Edmundson looks to
have it covered against Will Grigg.
Wigan have had a dozen attempts so
far in the game, just the 2-macro
filed. Only one goal between the
teams. Morsy, collected by Nathan
Byrne, whipping it in once more,
Massey with the turn and shot, saved
by Lynch and scrambled away. Wigan
looking for a second. Massey. Morsy
finding Power. Good ball from the
Egyptian. Again trying to pick out
Will Grigg like he did for the goal
just before half-time. Montrose,
into Jonny Smith. Rowe. Towards
Blinkhorn, it was easy for Burn.
This match has really opened up. Max
Power with a chance to run at
Francis-Angol, Massey, just a bit
too high for Grigg.
It was a good
cross. Lots of pace on the ball. You
could see as soon as Blinkhorn came
on the game has just stretched
completely. Good save. Good block. I
think we will see more of them
before this happens over.
Morsy there to help burn-out.
Just get away from him.
Michael Jacobs now for Wigan. Morsy
with time and position to consider
his options, finds Max Power, Lynch
took that one in the face and just
didn't quite bounce for Will Grigg.
The bounce was slightly awkward,
just seemed to take his eye off it.
Max Power will have another crack.
More comfortable save this time, the
ball just reared up.
We are watching
a completely different football game
now I haven't we?
It was a chance.
Was it ever. Decent
strike but comfortable save.
hustling and bustling, forcing his
way through, Smith, could be a
chance for Finlay, penalty!
long, all day long!
There is the
root back into the match. Can they
Reacted really, really
quickly. A bit of aggression. You
cannot launch yourself into that.
Danny Rowe is the man who will take
it for Fylde. It is Rowe against
Jones, 1-1! Cool, calm, in the
corner, the goalkeeper no near it.
AFC Fylde 1-1 Wigan Athletic.
done to the manager, he has gambled
and there have been a couple of
chances to make it 2-0 and run away
with the game for Wigan but as is
football, you will get your
opportunities and always felt he was
going to score this, his body
language was like, miss? You are
It was not on the agenda was
It was not.
Let's look at the
challenge once again. He went diving
in. Clear penalty.
But I don't think
he got booked.
So... 1-1, with 20 minutes to go.
Just a little test for Wigan, do
they change, does it worry them? Or
do they keep playing?
I think it
sets them up nicely, Wigan will not
want an extra game here. They are in
the middle of a promotion chase and
will want to get this done. I think
this will be a cracker, as Max Power
fires one in. Well done their
goalkeeper, almost felt he was going
to spell it.
Imagine what is going
through his mind now.
Two or three shots from the in the
last few minutes for Max Power.
Nathan Byrne forward, kept in play,
Francis-Angol will beat him to the
Change here now for Wigan coming up.
Any moment now. Gavin Massey going
Nick Powell coming on. He has been
outstanding this season.
your insurance policy isn't it? We
will see that a lot tomorrow with
The top scorer this season.
Missed the last two matches with a
hamstring problem. I noticed he was
not in the team before the match and
said the Paul Cook is he fit and he
said yeah, he is fine. Centre more
if we need to. Going to be a throw
for AFC Fylde.
It will be
interesting to see where he plays.
Just off Grigg I think.
Probably feels his team should be in
front doesn't he? Blinkhorn with a
lay-off. Fylde's tails up here, this
is a good spell now. Smith trying to
A little bit of
Have to say there is quite a buzz
around Mill Farm now.
Finlay dispossessed. Forward towards
Nick Powell, the former Manchester
United player. The referee says come
on, get back a bit. Dunkley. Just
over a quarter of an hour remaining
in this one.
James. Morsy. Good play here by Sam
Morsy. Strong and purposeful. Max
Skipping away from Bond, it falls
kindly for Montrose, up towards
Blinkhorn. Certain way giving the
defence of players something to
think about. Put himself about.
Absolutely, all effort, not giving a
moments peace. The rest of the team
thinking we can have a bit of a go
for it right now and that is exactly
what has happened. They could have
been 2-0 down but they rode their
15 minutes to go.
Nathan Byrne. Lee Evans. Jacob is up
to the edge of the box, Grigg
weights, Power heading up as well,
Reece James in possession. Bit of
space for Evans. Trying to get in
behind Smith. Important
Little flick falls for the
goal-scorer, Rowe. Smith has gone
scooting down this nearside but
would need to be a greyhound to get
to that. Putting Dunkley under some
pressure. Going to get the
decisions, the referee is like the
game carry on. Says let's get on
James. In towards Morsy. Power wants
it on the Wigan right, he has
support from Burn on the outside,
the outside. Power with the
delivery, hanging in the air, Powell
goes for a corner.
Bring the boys up
from the back.
Dunkley and Dan Burn
both up into the penalty area.
Popping up on the right wing with
the ball in. Dunkley going for it.
Nothing wrong with the challenge but
the referees could courage a word.
Fylde still complaining that they
think they should have the corner at
the other end of the pitch.
it is gone.
It was clearly a penalty
Crikey, it was two.
Yeah. Keeper went
early as well. Wouldn't have made
Dunkley's clearance. Intercepted by
Finley. He comes just behind Rowe
and now could open up for Wigan
here. You have a feeling with the
play moving from one end of the
pitch to the other, it's going to be
a long burst of ten minutes for the
players out there. Gets the free
He moves completely
differently from anybody else on the
pitch, doesn't he? You can just see
he is a level above.
Not sure why you'd have two men in a
wall. What on earth are they
possibly going to do together?! Are
they that close? Jordan Richards on
his own now. And it comes from
Power... Right through everybody.
sounded like a bit of a scuffle when
he made contact with the free kick
Not quite falling there for
Dunkley in the box.
Nick Powell, who scored seven goals
this season for Wigan. The last ten
minutes of this one. Decides that
Jamie Jones is the best option. Max
Power here. He has options. Lee
Evans one of them. Dunkley another.
Here is Evans.
Morsy going off on another of those
runs of his. Looking for Power but
couldn't find him. That will be a
free kick. Finley getting feisty
Trying to whip it passed Johnny
Smith. Three inside the penalty
area. One of them here is Michael
There's a patience about Wigan in
There is, but there's
just a better shape through Flyde.
They are not as easy to get through
A hefty collision there
between Jordan Richards and the
advertising boarding. That will
knock the wind from his sales for a
moment or two! He was helped in that
Just there... You
wouldn't get a bet on that, would
Well, we had a player disappearing
over the boarding at one end of the
pitch and another clattering into
them at the other. Both players
perfectly able to continue in the
match without any delay to the game.
He's made of strong stuff.
with it! Dave will be very happy
with how his team have come back in
the second half of this game. Making
a change by the looks of things.
Looks like Simon Grand is getting
ready to come on for the final few
minutes of the game. Nice little
Nice, quick. He's the
man who needs to make up for the
penalty he gave away.
kept that one in. Although to be fed
to him, it was his lovely cross for
the goal for Wigan at the other end.
-- to be fair to him.
it right, though, does it?
through the middle with Grigg.
have made a chance for... Since
Powell came on, certainly.
chipping away there. Back with
Power. Who's going to have to chase.
Are we heading for a replay? Or do
they have a big final five minutes
in them here? The ball is collected
by Finley, who sends it high and
long towards Rowe, but met by the
head of Byrne. A good awareness of
who was where in his vicinity as
well. Over to that far side. We're
inside the final five minutes here.
That was a poor ball forwards by
Powell. Conceding possession.
Forward by Danny Rowe. A long chase
It's hard as well,
when you come on like a sub like
that. You never get a second breath.
Good play by Jacobs. He's done
really well here. It was Nathan
Byrne who sends it way over into the
If you know your
geography, that is in the Lancaster
I take it from that the
Lancaster Canal is not actually that
close to us?
ticking away here. From Wigan's
point of view, to get this done and
avoid a replay.
As it stands,
both teams will go into the hat for
the draw on Monday night on BBC Two.
They would rue the chance of being
1-0 up. You know, since the
substitute came on, they've actually
done really well.
Here is the
substitute, Matt Blinkhorn. Up
against Rhys James. The white shirts
coming forward hoping for a late
twist but Dan Burn is the player
waiting and he's gone racing ahead
of Morsy. Here he is! He has support
of Nik Powell to his right and they
pass just a bit too quickly in
front. This gives Flyde chance to
reorganise themselves and get back
behind the ball.
A poor pass, wasn't
it? So controlled as well.
Away off the boot of George
Edmundson. Free kick for the home
A foul on Finley. He just
waited and waited. It was just a
really poor touch. I was going to
say it was the centre-back's touch
Yeah, here comes the latest
substitute, Ivan Toney, for Wigan.
He's going to replace the
goal-scorer, Grigg. Simon Grand is
coming on as well for the home team,
and he's on to replace Jordan
So, there comes Simon Grand on for
But Toney is an interesting
character, actually, the number ten
for Wigan Athletic. He is on loan
from Newcastle this season. Very
highly rated by Peter Beardsley.
Simon Grand on, then, for the home
team. He previously got to the fifth
round with Rochdale a few years ago.
The flag on the near side of the
field with one minutes ago of the
He obviously just plays straight
through the middle. Looks quick.
Yeah. There's Toney. Peter Beardsley
describing his ability as
outstanding, and he should know.
would have thought so! Pedro!
There's going to be another change
here. And Jacobs is the player who
has gone off and Gary Roberts is on
for Wigan here. Gary Roberts, a
midfielder who followed from Forbes
-- from Portsmouth over the summer.
They are obviously trying to win,
So, a couple of very late changes
made by Paul Cook. Three minutes of
added time, just going into those
three minutes now. Surely now,
surely now! Just lump it in there!
What they need is a... Free kick. I
was going to say. Needs to be a good
delivery but Johnny Smith can't get
it passed Max Power on this
nearside. Finley sent it in. That's
better! But doesn't fall for Danny
Rowe another chance for Wigan to
break with Sam Morsy. And he is
flawed to the ground. The easiest
decision the referee could have to
Yes, just took him out,
basically. There you go, you're
having it. What a waste of a free
kick, that. Didn't do anything with
it at all. They gave it to Wigan.
Morsy, collected by Power.
They just lost the shape little bit,
Since Power came on. The
shape has all gone to pot. -- since
Powell came on.
Can they carve open
another goal-scoring opportunity
here so late in the game? Will Flyde
make it into the third round? They
are not there yet. Deep into the
second minute of added time. Here it
comes, a little backflip header. And
away by Montrose. Flyde preparing to
make another very late change. Wigan
on the front foot. In by Powell!
Skidding across the penalty area and
behind, and it's a corner!
got a touch off somebody.
that late, late change. -- in comes
that late to change.
Jason Taylor. Now waiting to come
on. Finley will be the player making
way. Sam Finley. Taylor will do well
to get a touch of the ball before
the final whistle!
It might be a
touch in his own box. He looks like
you should be a centre-back, Sam. --
like he should be.
They've just got
to hang on here. We've had three
minutes of added time. So this is
probably the last opportunity of the
Yeah ComRes gone to pick
up Byrne straightaway. Power with
the delivery... -- yeah, he has
Can't quite get to it. He
makes sure Wigan still has the ball.
Needs to get it in quickly! He's
going for gold! There was no way
that was going to come down
underneath the crossbar.
bit of a waste, in all honesty.
certainly have the chances to make
sure they've won this tie tonight.
Yeah, that's what he will be saying
tonight, won't he? Taking nothing
away from Flyde. Well done to the
manager, by the way, for the changes
There goes the final
whistle, and non-league Flyde are in
the hat for the third round of the
FA Cup along with Wigan Athletic
after coming back in the second
half. The substitution that help to
change the flow of the game, Danny
Rowe would-be penalty kick 20
minutes from time, securing them a
replay. We'll Grigg, having put the
League 1 leaders Wigan Athletic
ahead shortly before half-time, get
them honours at Mill Farm? The final
score, one micro-1.
-- the final score, 1-1.
We are down at the side of the
pitch. We were talking at half-time
about what Flyde needed to do in
that second half. They dug in,
playing against a really good Wigan
side, who played some nice football,
but they are in the hat for round
You asked the question
whether Flyde would be happy and the
answer is yes. Wigan could have got
the second goal, clearly had a
future answers, but they stayed in
the game, and by doing that they had
the chance, because Wigan were
dominating the game in spells
throughout but that penalty got the
reward for it.
Yes, they had
possession. You've got to put your
chances away and they did have their
chances. Unfortunately for Flyde...
They are in the hat!
Danny Rowe is
desperate for an away draw at Old
Trafford were obviously they have to
get through Wigan at Wigan to make
it through to that third round. But
Dave will be really happy with the
way they've performed.
They dug in. They did dominate,
Wigan, yes. They had possession. It
is what they do with that
possession. They didn't create an
awful lot of chances. They sat in,
they were organised, disciplined,
and they took the chance when they
got it and you can't ask any more
than that, really.
We will speak to
the managers and Danny Rowe in a
A game that you could have, should
have killed off?
goal in the first half came at a
good time and then we should have
dominated the game but fair play to
Flyde, they came out in the second
half and gave us a tough five
minutes. We never got going after
that and it is disappointing but
full credit to them, they played
You had that one in the
second half that you weren't on top
of comic you couldn't quite get it
Yeah, the ball came back to me
a bit quick. Obviously
disappointing. Then two minutes
later, they scored. Difficult to
take but with full credit to them.
Bearing in mind what this club went
through the last few seasons and the
last season in particular, when you
are in your pond, you are one heck
of a team.
Yeah, we are a very good
side at the moment and that's why
it's that extra bit disappointing.
We feel if we turned up tonight and
played how we wanted to play we
should have had three or four, but
we are a good side and we will
bounce back. It's just one of those.
It's the FA Cup!
You really want for
this because you've got great
momentum at the moment.
Yes, we came
into the game wanting to win. We
didn't want the replay. Like I said,
it's the FA Cup, it was their final
and they've done really well on the
night. We would just a bit sloppy
here and there and with a bit more
quality and patience we should have
So I guess you take
confidence and go again in the
Yeah, we will look at it and
see the positives and negatives and
what you said, we are in the hat.
will let you go. It's been a cold
Dave, your site was smouldering and
then they came back in that golden
second half. What is your assessment
First half was difficult.
We knew they would have possession
and they've got really good
movement, move the ball, the two
centre forwards really make their
play, and I suppose that half-time
we just had to make it a cup tie and
get further on the pitch. It goes a
bit against what we wanted to do,
maybe, but play forward, win some
second balls and go from there. Like
you say, it made it more of a game
and put them under pressure and ask
them questions. Thankfully we got a
goal, which is lovely.
And the goal
scored by the man alongside you,
Danny Rowe. In commentary they said
it was actually two penalties. Talk
us through this from where you were.
He wasn't watching! I asked him
afterwards about the contact. If it
was in contact with intent it would
have been a penalty anyway.
were saying how cool you were from
the penalty spot. What were you
I normally go to the
keeper's right and I went in early.
Was happy it just went in.
you change your mind today?
saw him go quite early so I thought
I would put it away.
You could see
from your body shape you are going
to go to the right and then you just
opened up a bit.
Yeah, normally I go
the other way and the right foot is
normally the most controlled
Danny, you were saying
before the game you were dreaming of
Manchester United at Old Trafford
for round three. Is the dream still
In the first half, a lot of
balls that half-time, have to press
up and get closer to them, and in
the second half we did.
in a former team-mate of Dave's. We
haven't got enough microphones so I
will do this. Really happy with the
second-half performance and Grigg
saying he felt your team should have
won the game and finished it off.
think it is Flyde's night. We can go
on about disappointments but the
whole night has been a credit to
that football club and they deserve
all the plaudits.
This is a manager
who has been shouting for 90
Shall we have a
look through some of the chances you
had? Is nice to get a manager's
perspective just after the game.
Listen, Flyde did work so hard all
night, they were always still in the
game. The best way to disappoint
teams is to score again. That could
have given us a big edge but
unfortunately we never got it. Flyde
worked tirelessly and is there night
and they should enjoy it. A great
night for them. Third round of the
FA Cup and it will be a tough test
back at our place.
They did have
their chances, didn't they?
they were so good on the ball,
Wigan, but just couldn't get that
breakthrough, as you said, to kill
it off. That's what you're looking
We weren't good enough
to get it on the night and I think,
as I say, Flyde deserve all the
credit in the world. The third round
of the FA Cup with all the chance.
Can ask you what they've said to you
at half-time, and how easy was it to
implement that in the second half,
giving you are playing some nice
football this evening?
He said we
needed to get up the pitch because
even when I was winning the ball in
the first half, we had to get up
because we weren't getting on. But
playing against a good side,
obviously. It was still tough when
we came out and didn't have many
chances. We got a draw in the end.
You must be so happy for a team... I
know you have big ambitions, we
heard from your chairman, but you
are a National League side playing
the best ranked side you can either
stage of the competition and you are
still the hat.
Not just the best
ranked side, the best side. Our game
was off last Tuesday, we went to
watch them there and they were
flying high. They are really good at
what they do. First half, we tried
to match up against them a bit but
their movement and how they get
about and get the ball is really
good. Like you say, we rolled our
luck and a half-time, I said it
before, we just had to stay in the
game. I suppose to make the chances
that go in all of a sudden, you
think, is it going to be one of
those nights? The goal came at a
good time for all of us on some
really tired legs. Gave us that bit
of something to hang onto in the
final 20 minutes, and thankfully we
did. It was all was going to be a
case of needing a bit of luck to get
anything in this game and we got
Lovely to talk to you
all. Thank you so much. Good night.
Great to talk to you, Danny.
So these guys will be in the hat...
You can give your microphone to
anybody, just hand it on. Danny, it
is realised to see them talking so
graciously there. And Paul Cook
saying they played really well and
the guys are getting a nice round of
applause and fans staying around
till the end of the world.
has come in and paid them respect
and they've paid it back, so it's
nice to see the humility, and the
way they come in, not playing a
weaker side, and showing total
respect. Hats off to them.
that's down to his experience as
well. He's played at this level so
he knows what it's like when you are
coming up against better sides, so
he's properly gone to his players
beforehand, look, get your attitude
right. And they did, in fairness.
They probably should have won the
game but is about Flyde getting the
result they did tonight.
see that great goal in the first
half. Because at that stage, you
would think against a non-league
side, good at the back, great going
forward, great side, they are pretty
safe at the moment.
felt that way. They did dominate
possession. Didn't create a lot with
what they had. Nathan Byrne pulled a
lovely ball. Gets across his man
into the penalty area. When you get
a ball like that with the quality on
it it's just begging somebody to get
in the right position and Grigg did
that. We did feel from that moment
it could have been Wigan's night and
they could have gone on to dominate
the game and got 23, but credit to
Flyde, they just showed character
and got the result they've got. --
and got two or three.
They got it
right in that second half with the
attitude and mentality that was
They did. Staying in the
game was the key to it. Playing ten,
15 yards further forward was the key
to them creating a fume chances and
showing what they are about. Luckily
they got the penalty. -- some
chances. They were driving into the
box and showing an aggressive
attitude and trying to score a goal.
They couldn't sit in like they did
in that first half. Danny Rowe spoke
about it as well. They had to get it
in and passed forward to get in the
game and they did that.
are in the hat for the draw on
Monday and that will take place on
Monday night. You can see it after a
full weekend of FA Cup wrap -- FA
Cup action. Mark Chapman will have
news of Manchester City against West
Ham and Bournemouth against
Southampton on Sunday, and England
are a game away from calling
themselves World Cup champions in
I want that win, I want that
COMMENTATOR: England have got it and
going to Brisbane for the World Cup
There you go. Get yourself up nice
and early for that. We are at
Fleetwood for Football Focus
tomorrow. Thank you. Thank you for
watching. Good night.
COMMENTATOR: It's just past the far
post! As it bounces through there's
a chance over the top of the
crossbar! Into Grigg... Who scores!
The pressure finally tells!
Forcing his way through, Johnny
Smith! Good save! Penalty! It's