Bolitho Park set for FA Cup replay
Parkway will have to do it all over again after a dramatic stoppage time equaliser by Didcot Town’s Sam Barder forced an FA Cup replay.
This time, Parkway will have the home advantage as both teams will battle it out once again for a place in the Second Qualifying Round which is scheduled to take place on Saturday, 17th September.
The draw for the next round of the FA Cup was made earlier today and both teams now know that if they win tomorrow evening, they will face a trip to North Leigh or AFC Stoneham.
So, let’s get up to date on Parkway v Didcot Town, the Sequel…
The first instalment of Didcot vs Parkway was a fast paced, frantic affair, that had a lot of endeavour but lacked any real quality. The pitch made football difficult to play as Didcot employed direct tactics, whilst Parkway strived to play their passing brand of football.
The Yellows enjoyed the bulk of possession throughout the first half, but the Railwaymen looked dangerous with Josh Hedges proving that point as he struck the bar on 20 minutes. Parkway had the ball in the net only for the linesman to raise his flag. Lee Hobbs’ men continued to create half chances with Austen Booth’s header the pick of the bunch.
Didcot started the 2nd half well, but Parkway took a deserved lead on the hour mark as neat play from Aaron Goulty released Ben Seymour who finished well from inside the box. Parkway looked good money for the win, but Town kept pressing and as tempers began to flare, a free kick would be awarded on the edge of the area deep into stoppage time.
With Parkway’s season going the way it’s gone to date; it seemed inevitable Town would find an equaliser and it duly arrived. Sam Barder had time on the edge of the area to pick his spot and finish well from inside the box.
The final whistle would result in a replay on Tuesday evening at Bolitho Park, under the lights which always produces a special atmosphere. The manager has urged the Plymouth public to head to Bolitho in their numbers to not only help put Parkway’s name in the hat for the next round, but to find their first win of the season.
The winners of the replay will also see a financial benefit of £2,250 with the losing side receiving £750.
You can beat the queue and book your digital match day ticket HERE ahead of the fixture
A cash and card payment option will also be available on the evening.
Concession (over 65’s) £9
Under 16’s £7
Under 10’s free with a paying adult.
Plymouth Parkway Football Club
St. Peters Road
Leave the A38 at Manadon junction, at the roundabout take the turning for St. Peters Road, follow the road for a mile with the turning for the ground on your right
It might be best to bring a rain coat as there is a 30% chance of rain forecasted throughout the evening. It will still feel warm with temperatures set for 17 degrees.
With 3 sides of Bolitho Park covered, you can stay dry whilst supporting the Yellows if the rain does fall.