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Wolfenden returns as FC United aim to overcome Barwell in FA Trophy

Wolfenden returns as FC United aim to overcome Barwell in FA TrophyFC United will be boosted by the return of attacking-midfielder Matthew Wolfenden on Wednesday night as we aim to overcome Barwell in our FA Trophy replay at Bower Fold to setup a home-tie in the first round proper against Harrogate Town.

Wolfenden was FC United’s leading goalscorer of the season with seven goals before having to serve a three game suspension and he will no doubt be champing at the bit to get back into the action after his two goals against Buxton secured our passage into the third qualifying round against Barwell.

Striker Tom Greaves has snuck ahead of Wolfy with two goals in those last three matches and, although it’s a team game, the former Oldham Athletic forward will surely enjoy the chance to be able to keep up with Greaves in the goalscoring stakes.

The Reds will be without midfielders Craig Lindfield and David Birch, who both serve one game bans tonight, so manager Karl Marginson will have to make at least two changes to the side that drew 1-1 against Barwell at Kirby Road on Saturday.

United controlled that match for long spells but had to come from behind to earn a replay, with Callum Byrne on target. The Reds will hope that home advantage tonight will be enough to see them through.

If the tie is still deadlocked after tonight’s match, extra-time will be played and a penalty shootout will decide the contest if necessary. The winners will face Harrogate Town on Saturday 13th December.

FC United versus Barwell for a place in the first round proper of the FA Trophy is tonight at Bower Fold with kick-off at 7.45pm. It’s pay on the gate as usual with prices voted on by our members - £8 adults, £5 concessions and £2 under-18s. Get yourself to that football ground and cheer on the lads. You could be the difference between win and a defeat.

First Posted ~ 15:16 Wed 3 Dec 2014
News ID ~ 5869
Last Updated ~ 16:00 Fri 19 Feb 2021