FA Cup - First Round
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FC United of Manchester 1-4 Chesterfield

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Highlights: FC United 1-4 Chesterfield

Chesterfield will host League One leaders Walsall in the FA Cup second round after two early goals helped them ease past FC United of Manchester.

Gboly Ariyibi side-footed the Spireites ahead at Broadhurst Park after a run and deflected cross by ex-Manchester United reserve Sylvan Ebanks-Blake.

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Novak doubles Chesterfield lead

The non-league hosts were 2-0 down after 12 minutes with Lee Novak converting Daniel Jones's cross.

Rai Simons and Ollie Banks also scored as Luke Ashworth headed a consolation.

The National League North side rarely looked like bridging the 78-place gap separating the two clubs.

Set up by fans angry at the Glazers' takeover of nearby Manchester United, FC United were looking to reach the second round for the second time in their 10-year history.

They went close through Sam Sheridan's long-range attempt while Chesterfield defender Richard Wood almost headed past his own keeper.

But the League One visitors, semi-finalists in 1997, avoided an upset after a dominant performance.

Unhappy Mondays

FC United of Manchester fans
The official attendance was given as 2,916

Banners from home fans protesting about the tie being moved from a 15:00 GMT Saturday kick-off to a Monday night for television coverage were on display around Broadhurst Park.

Many FC United of Manchester fans delayed entering the ground until the start of the second half and spent the first 45 minutes stood outside in protest.

FC United of Manchester fans
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The bell ringer in the crowd was not appreciated by the home side

FC United boss Karl Marginson said: "We have seen a lot of protests, but the fact is we entered the FA Cup knowing full well this was a possibility.

"The members voted on it and the protests were quite vocal and that is down to the people's choice - but at the end of the day football needs TV and TV needs football."

What they said

Chesterfield manager Dean Saunders: "The tie was on television because they thought there might be an upset. We had nothing to gain and would have got hammered if we had lost. All in all I'm pleased."

Line-ups

FC United of Manchester

  • 1Carnell
  • 2Brownhill
  • 5Lynch
  • 6Ashworth
  • 10Wright
  • 4Stott
  • 7FallonSubstituted forDanielsat 45'minutes
  • 3Thurston
  • 8SheridanSubstituted forByrneat 80'minutes
  • 11LindfieldSubstituted forPattersonat 45'minutes
  • 9Greaves

Substitutes

  • 12Wolfenden
  • 14Daniels
  • 15Patterson
  • 16Brown
  • 17Byrne
  • 18Bayunu
  • 19Madeley

Chesterfield

  • 1Lee
  • 25Talbot
  • 6Evatt
  • 34Wood
  • 3Jones
  • 28Ariyibi
  • 2HerdSubstituted forBanksat 55'minutes
  • 5MorsySubstituted forRaglanat 72'minutes
  • 10O'Shea
  • 11Novak
  • 9Ebanks-BlakeSubstituted forSimonsat 56'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Hird
  • 12O'Neil
  • 16Raglan
  • 22Simons
  • 24Banks
  • 26Dieseruvwe
  • 32Cairns
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
2,916

Match Stats

Home TeamFC United of ManchesterAway TeamChesterfield
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home11
Away10
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, FC United of Manchester 1, Chesterfield 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, FC United of Manchester 1, Chesterfield 4.

Lee Novak (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chris Lynch (FC United of Manchester).

Goal!

Goal! FC United of Manchester 1, Chesterfield 4. Luke Ashworth (FC United of Manchester) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Greg Daniels with a cross following a corner.

Corner, FC United of Manchester. Conceded by Drew Talbot.

Foul by Oliver Banks (Chesterfield).

Rory Patterson (FC United of Manchester) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! FC United of Manchester 0, Chesterfield 4. Oliver Banks (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jay O'Shea.

Attempt missed. Jerome Wright (FC United of Manchester) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Callum Byrne following a corner.

Attempt blocked. Greg Daniels (FC United of Manchester) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Adam Thurston.

Corner, FC United of Manchester. Conceded by Daniel Jones.

Substitution

Substitution, FC United of Manchester. Callum Byrne replaces Sam Sheridan.

Attempt saved. Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Rai Simons.

Attempt missed. Lee Novak (Chesterfield) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Charlie Raglan with a cross.

Foul by Rai Simons (Chesterfield).

Sam Sheridan (FC United of Manchester) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Charlie Raglan replaces Sam Morsy.

Attempt saved. Sam Sheridan (FC United of Manchester) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Dean Stott.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match (Chesterfield).

Goal!

Goal! FC United of Manchester 0, Chesterfield 3. Rai Simons (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sam Morsy with a through ball.

Offside, Chesterfield. Jay O'Shea tries a through ball, but Lee Novak is caught offside.

Offside, Chesterfield. Sam Morsy tries a through ball, but Lee Novak is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Chris Lynch (FC United of Manchester) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Sam Sheridan with a cross.

Corner, FC United of Manchester. Conceded by Ian Evatt.

Attempt blocked. Luke Ashworth (FC United of Manchester) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, FC United of Manchester. Conceded by Oliver Banks.

Foul by Oliver Banks (Chesterfield).

Jerome Wright (FC United of Manchester) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Offside, Chesterfield. Drew Talbot tries a through ball, but Lee Novak is caught offside.

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by Adam Thurston.

Sam Morsy (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dean Stott (FC United of Manchester).

Richard Wood (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Greg Daniels (FC United of Manchester).

Foul by Lee Novak (Chesterfield).

Jerome Wright (FC United of Manchester) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Rai Simons replaces Sylvain Ebanks-Blake.

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