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Replay round-up


So Blyth Spartans roll on in the F.A. Cup.

After dismissing Shrewsbury Town in the first round, they have squeezed past Bournemouth in the second. It took a replay, and a last minute goal, but now they are rewarded with a home tie against Blackburn Rovers, and who would bet against them causing the struggling Premier League side trouble?

The winner came from substitute Ged Dalton, who amazingly does not even train with the Spartans! But the game-changing moment was Brett Pitman’s straight red halfway through the second period. Either way, it’s the non-league side that are through to the third round.

And Chesterfield were frustrated again at Blue Square North side Droylsden. The Spireites were 2-0 up thanks to goals from Jack Lester and Darren Currie, but the game was sensationally abadoned for the second time, due to floodlight failure. And struggling manager Lee Richardson was, shall we say, less than impressed.

So the results leaves just three League 2 sides left in the competition. Chesterfield obviously still have a second round tie to get past, but Gillingham face Premier League side Aston Villa at home, while Macclesfield also face a team from the top-flight in Everton.


Fowler for Grimsby??

Robbie in his younger days at Anfield

Robbie in his younger days at Anfield

There have been rumours flying around that ex-Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler is on the verge of signing for Grimsby Town!

The goal machine is currently on a pay-as-you-play three month contract at Blackburn Rovers. But that runs out at the end of December, and it’s touch and go whether he will be offered a new one. If Paul Ince decides not to keep the 33-year old, then Grimsby are as well placed as anyone to grab the veteran forward.

This is down to a long-term friendship between Fowler and Mariner’s boss Mike Newell, which could persuade Fowler to drop down to League 2. What do you think? Will we see the fourth-highest Premier League scorer in history plying his trade at Blundell Park?

And just a little throwback to Robbie at his best…