FA Cup: Worcester City sell out ticket allocation for Scunthorpe tie

Worcester City
Worcester are looking for a third round spot, the same stage at which they beat Liverpool in 1959

FA Cup giant-killers Worcester City have sold out their full allocation for the second round trip to League Two side Scunthorpe United on Sunday week.

City fans were limited to 2,200 for the all-ticket game at the 9,088-capacity Glanford Park, but they have been snapped up inside a week.

The Conference North club were roared on by 3,220 travelling fans when they won 2-1 at Coventry in the first round.

But the Ricoh Arena's capacity is over three times larger than Glanford Park.

Worcester's impressive form
Worcester are up to 10th in Conference North following Saturday's 3-0 win at Harrogate, which extended their unbeaten run in league and cups to 11 matches. Before they face Scunthorpe in the FA Cup, they are at home to Barrow in the third qualifying round of the FA Trophy on Saturday, followed by a league trip to Hyde two days later on 1 December.

"Given the support we had at Coventry, I'm not surprised we've sold out our allocation," City boss Carl Heeley told BBC Sport. "The fans were incredible that day. They gave us such a tremendous lift.

"But what does surprise me is just how quickly we've sold out for the Scunthorpe game. It's a smaller, more compact ground and the atmosphere should be brilliant."

He added: "It's not just the players who enjoy playing on these big stages. It's pretty special for the management too. And the supporters. This cup run is as much for them as it is for the players.

"Worcester City have a capacity to bring in big crowds. I've been lucky enough to experience it in my playing career, so it doesn't surprise me what is happening now."

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