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[22 NOV 00] NUNEATON BOROUGH NEWS
Nuneaton Borough 1
Stoke City 0

Nuneaton Borough have caused one of the biggest upsets of this yearís FA Cup so far by knocking out second division Stoke with an injury-time winner.

A packed Manor Park erupted last night in the fourth minute of injury time, when Marc McGregor scored the only goal of the game.

In the first match, on Saturday, Borough held ten-man Stoke to a goalless draw at the Britannia Stadium.

The replay was looking to be heading the same way until the final seconds, when in-form striker McGregor slotted home.

Nuneatonís Terry Angus, voted man of the match, told Sky Sports:

"I've been on the end of something like that a few years ago, but that's unbelievable.

"When that ball goes in the back of the net it's just brilliant. It puts us on the map."

Nuneaton boss Steve Burr added:

"We never got near them in the first half but we got in at half-time at 0-0, and in the second half we played superbly.

"The lads stuck at it and the support was great. We don't always get 5,000 people, but it helped us tonight with the atmosphere.

"Both games have been a credit to both clubs. There has not been a bad tackle in either."

Warwickshire police, who had to mount a hasty operation to deal with the crowds said there had not been any incidents of trouble between the rival fans.

Until last season, all replays were delayed for at least a week to give police time to prepare. But that restriction has been lifted.

Supt Gary Hollis, who led the effort praised both sets of fans and the co-operation between the police and the football club.

Nuneaton now face a trip to Bournemouth in the second round, on 8 or 9 December. Stoke must pick themselves up for a Worthington Cup tie against Liverpool next week.
 

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CWN / Sport / Football / Nuneaton Borough / 22 Nov 00

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