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Marc Higginson

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  1. Goodnight

    Did you enjoy that? Good... because there's plenty more of where that came from. There's loads of FA Cup first-round ties to get excited about on Saturday and Sunday, with the draw on Monday evening. We've got a live text running for all three days.

    It's time for me to sign off now.

    Now, where's the party happening in Warrington tonight?


    Warrington 1-0 Exeter City

    Thanks for all of your votes for man of the match. You have chosen Craig Robinson as the best player on the park - well 45.3% of you have. Scott Metcalfe, a tidy little player, got 24.3% of the vote, Matt Grimes 14.9% and Karl Wills 15.5%.

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    Warrington player celebrate in the changing rooms

    What next for Warrington Town? Only the glamour of the Cheshire Senior Cup and a preliminary round tie at home to Stockport County on Tuesday night. Bring on the Hatters.

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    So, Warrington now have six victories in this season's FA Cup - which is as many as a Premier League or Championship team would need to lift the trophy.

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    Did you watch the game on television? How good was Robbie Savage? I thought he was going to combust with each thunderous tackle, match-saving block and clearance off the line.

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    Warrington 1-0 Exeter City

    I think it's fair to saying they're enjoying this in Warrington...

    Pitch invasion
    Pitch invasion
    Pitch invasion
    Pitch invasion
  7. Join the debate at #bbcfacup

    Josh D: Absolutely incredible FA Cup tie that's what the FA cup is all about! Warrington FC put everything on the line, passion the lot!

    Matthew Nixon: And that is why the FA cup is the best domestic cup competition in the world. Congrats to The Yellows.

  8. Championship result

    Bolton 3-1 Wigan

    Bolton leapfrog their local rivals with that 3-1 win over Wigan who now have only one win in their last 12 games, Wigan could finish this weekend in the relegation zone. What does that mean for Uwe Rosler?

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    Warrington manager Shaun Reid: "These boys deserve it. No one will want to come here in the next round. Everyone was a hero. They died for me. We will go again. I hope these fans turn out against Stockport again on Tuesday night......"

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    There's a serious party going on in Warrington right now, and I suspect the party will go on into the night.

  11. Join the debate at #bbcfacup

    Dave Smith: Unbelievable. Absolutely unbelievable. A lot of luck but all underdogs need that. I love football

    Anthony Bruce Talbot: What a game for the FA cup absolute superb! Put their bodies on the line! Proper defender

    Jamie Bowman: Just wonderful - the bloke coming round to plaster under my stairs on Thursday is now a national hero!

  12. Text us on 81111

    Katy: It's easy to forget sometimes that the excitement of the FA cup starts long before the third round. Warrington Town - hold your heads high, what a fabulous result.

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    So, Craig Robinson has been struggling with injury all week? I'd love to see him when he's fully fit. He was an absolute warrior tonight. If he saw it, he kicked it. If it came his way, he booted it. If it didn't come anywhere near him, he donned a cape and cleared it. He scored too.

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    Martin Keown

    BBC Sport

    "The performance tonight was just top drawer. The tackles, bravery and endeavour from the Warrington players was outstanding."

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    Craig Robinson, with his daughter in his his arms, celebrates at full-time

    Matchwinner Craig Robinson on BBC Two: "I can't believe it. I am speechless. This is what I have dreamt about. I am so happy my family are here and I am so happy for the club.

    "I have been struggling with an injury all week but there was no way I was going to miss it."

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    Sammyylouise: This is what the magic of the FA Cup is all about. Well done Warrington town!!!!!

    Harry Daykin: Unbelievable from @theyellows - tremendous night for the club - this is what the FA cup is about #magicofthecup

    Conner Harman: Warrington been incredible tonight! Exactly what the FA cup is about

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    Robbie Savage

    BBC Two

    "Absolutely incredible. What a win for Warrington."

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    In scenes reminiscent of a rock concert, the Warrington players crowd surf towards the dressing room. A quick wash, a spray of deodorant and straight to the nearest party.

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    A fan holds a FA Cup advertising hoarding aloft

    It's pandemonium now. Half of Warrington invades the pitch, the other half dances in front of their TV sets. One supporter even gets himself a souvenir - an FA Cup advertising hoarding. That'll look good next to the water feature.

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    Warrington fans, you might want to tune into BBC Two on Monday night. Your team are into the hat for the second-round draw.


    Warrington 1-0 Exeter City


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    Hoof. Headed clear. Deflected cross, gathered by the keeper. Tense.

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    Warrington 1-0 Exeter City

    Exeter pump the ball forward and Craig Robinson, who might as well be wearing a cape, appears from nowhere to head clear.

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    Craig Woodman hoofs the ball forward but it goes out for a goal-kick. Shaun Reid prowls the touchline like a caged animal. Almost there.


    Warrington 1-0 Exeter City

    Steve Foster comes on for Ben Wharton as Warrington try and use up some time. We're into injury time. Four minutes to go...

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    Corner comes into the box, a header is powered towards goal, spilled by the keeper and hacked clear. Agricultural.

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    Time to pump the ball forward for Exeter. Corner.

  28. CLOSE!

    Warrington 1-0 Exeter City

    Another Exeter chance is cleared off the line. Again Liam Sercombe gets a cross in and Jimmy Keohane turns the ball goalwards from six yards out but James McCarten is there to clear the ball from danger. Exeter's players are going to be seeing flashes of yellow before their eyes for the next three days.

  29. Championship latest

    Bolton 3-1 Wigan

    Callum McManaman pulls one back for Wigan Athletic at the Macron Stadium to cut Bolton's lead to two goals. In all reality though it's nothing but a consolation goal for the Latics as they've been poor at best in this second half. Uwe Rosler cuts a frustrated figure on the touchline, he knows his side have blown it this evening.

    Uwe Rosler and Neil Lennon
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    The goal opens up for Jimmy Keohane but his shot is parried by Karl Wills before the follow-up is blocked by more diving bodies. The Town defenders are diving in front of everything now. Bodies on the line etc.

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    Warrington 1-0 Exeter City

    It's proper muck and nettles stuff now - Matt Grimes taking a shot and Craig Robinson appearing from nowhere to get a crucial deflection on the strike. Now the skipper's down hurt. These Warrington lads will wake up tomorrow morning thinking they've done 12 rounds with Mike Tyson.

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    Robbie Savage

    BBC Two

    "Some of them can't even walk. They are exhausted. Exeter have kept the pressure on and now they just need that goal."

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    Warrington boss Shaun Reid on BBC Two: "We're just losing our shape a little bit so I am a little bit concerned. We will keep digging away and we will see how big their hearts are."

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    Standby for more nuggets from the touchline...

  35. Join the debate at #bbcfacup

    Harry Hopwood: The way the ball keeps breaking in Warrington's favour, you get the feeling this could just be their night!

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    Warrington skipper David Mannix gets the approval of television commentator Robbie Savage when he smashes into another tackle. When the boys in yellow aren't tackling flies, they are dropping like... flies! Cramp is taking its toll now. Three men down.

  37. CLOSE!

    Warrington 1-0 Exeter City

    The whole town of Warrington goes silent for one awkward split-second when Matt Grimes sees his shot deflect off the goalkeeper but cleared off the line by Phil Davies. That's worth a pint in the social club later.

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    Robbie Savage

    BBC Two

    "At least Exeter are committing men forward now. They have to get the ball to Grimes and Sercombe as much as they can now."


    Warrington 1-0 Exeter City

    Tom Nichols - rated as Exeter's man to watch by our Radio Devon colleagues (19:45) - is summoned by his manager Paul Tisdale to replace Graham Cummins up front.

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    There are screams for handball against Exeter's Arron Davies as he seemingly controls the ball with his hand before taking a shot. It all comes to nothing, but Warrington should be concerned about the build-up which saw their full-back Lewis Field skinned for pace.

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    Warrington 1-0 Exeter City

    Tom Hardwick receives treatment from a teammate for cramp

    Warrington defender Tom Hardwick again goes down with cramp. The hosts have given absolutely everything tonight.

  42. Vote now - man of the match

    We want you to have your say on who you think should be named the BBC's man of the match. You can vote now on the right-hand side of this page (or via the vote tab on mobiles).

    The contenders are:

    Craig Robinson (Warrington)

    Scott Metcalfe (Warrington)

    Karl Wills (Warrington)

    Matt Grimes (Exeter)

    The vote will close when the 90 minutes are up. We'll announce the winner at the end of the match. Full terms and conditions are available here.

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    Robbie Savage

    BBC Two

    "This is the time of the game when the fitness levels of these Exeter players should come to the fore."

    Craig Robinson and Graham Cummins challenge for the ball
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    A bobble-hatted gentleman nipping on to the pitch to clear a stray ball

    The television cameras have caught a bobble-hatted gentleman nipping on to the pitch to clear a stray ball. Only in non-league.


    Warrington 1-0 Exeter City

    Exeter bring on a more forward-thinking player as Jimmy Keohane replaces Christian Ribeiro. The Grecians are getting worried now.

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    Warrington 1-0 Exeter City

    Warrington are still going strong and win a corner, which sails over everyone's head. Exeter try and counter but the Yellows are quick to get bodies back and there are pantomime-like cheers from the home supporters when Liam Sercombe fires a shot well wide.

  47. Championship latest

    Bolton 2-0 Wigan

    What has happened to Wigan at half-time? After dominating in the first-half Uwe Rosler's side are now 2-0 down to their local rivals. Craig Davies met Liam Feeney's cross to power a header past Scott Carson, Rosler has responded by throwing on James McClean and Chris McCann for Wigan but is it too little too late?

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    Robbie Savage

    BBC Two

    "It looks like Tom Hardwick has a bit of cramp. This pressure will start taking effect on the home players, who train twice a week."

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    Worrying signs for Warrington as one of their players pulls up with cramp after putting Christian Ribeiro's cross behind for a corner. Will fitness tell in the final 30?

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    Liam Sercombe is challenged for possession

    Warrington are two thirds there. Exeter, after starting the second half brightly, have lost a little bit of their spark now. Can the Yellows hang on?

  51. Championship latest

    Bolton 1-0 Wigan

    Max Clayton breaks the deadlock for Bolton at The Macron - a through ball that beat Wigan's off-side trap and it was a simple finish for the former Crewe striker. Is the pressure building on Wigan manager Uwe Rosler?


    Warrington 1-0 Exeter City

    Warrington make the first change of the game by bringing on Phil Davies in place of a limping Matt Doughty.

    Davies, a fencer by trade, has been described as "hard-working, tough-tackling...and a snappy dresser" by his skipper David Mannix. He'll need at least two of those attributes tonight.

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    Warrington 1-0 Exeter City

    Warrington's Nathan Burke drives forward and unleashes a low shot which is easily saved by Exeter keeper Christy Pym.

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    Exeter's flair players are starting to boss things now - Warrington's long punts clear being used as ammunition to launch another attack by the visitors. This time Liam Sercombe takes a pot shot from 18 yards which is tipped over.

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    Shaun Reid shouts instructions from the touchline

    Warrington manager Shaun Reid is prowling the touchline with a cup of tea in hand. A good brew takes the stress out of everything. Has his right-hand man brought the biscuits?

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    Robbie Savage

    BBC Two

    "Some refs might give a red for that. Studs up, excessive force. No yellow card for that challenge? That is bizarre. I wish I was playing in today's football."

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    Warrington 1-0 Exeter City

    The Exeter players - and Robbie Savage on BBC Two - are in disbelief when Warrington's Lewis Field gets away with a studs-up reducer on David Noble without as much as a yellow card. Lucky boy.

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    Warrington 1-0 Exeter City

    Robbie's right... Exeter look to have more about them and a cross comes in from the right which is cleared for a corner. That comes to nothing but the visitors' intentions are clear. There might be hundreds of spectators crammed into Cantilever Park but Town manager Shaun Reid's Scouse tones can still be heard bellowing from the dug-out.

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    Robbie Savage

    BBC Two

    "From the whistle, much more positive and direct from Exeter. I don't think the pitch is conducive to nice, tippy-tappy football. More direct football is how Exeter are going to get back in the game."

    Warrington Town v Exeter City
  60. Championship latest

    Bolton 0-0 Wigan

    It's half-time in Horwich with local rivals Bolton and Wigan going in level, both sides will believe they should be leading at the half-way point. Wigan finished the half with a flurry of chances from Callum McManaman, Roger Espinoza and Marc Antoine Fortune whilst Bolton had grown in to the game after a quiet start. Exhilarating end to end stuff - lets hope for more of the same in the second half.

    Adam Forshaw challenges Neil Danns
  61. KICK-OFF

    Warrington 1-0 Exeter City

    Time for a second set of 45.

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    Exeter director of football Steve Perryman on BBC Two: "It was a frantic start, we couldn't live with it. Our touch and nerve wasn't quite right but our opponents started to lose some of their fire and we started to put passes together and create some chances. We will keep faith in our football and be aware of a hungry opponent and a hungry crowd."

  63. Join the debate at #bbcfacup

    Sarah Harrowsmith: The burger bar is acting as an extra floodlight at Warrington tonight!

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    Warrington 1-0 Exeter City

    BBC Two have just shown a clip of Danny Murphy talking about his FA Cup memories. They also trailed a link to Get Inspired. Just click here if you want to know how to get into any sport which takes your fancy. Including the beautiful game.

  65. Text us on 81111

    Jack from Crowthorne: Love watching this game with the houses and cars going past in the background - it's what the FA Cup is all about.

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    Martin Keown

    BBC Sport

    "It must be remembered this is only Warrington players' part-time job so it is going to get harder the longer the game goes on."

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    BBC Radio 5 live

    Former Liverpool and Newcastle forward Kevin Keegan on BBC Radio 5 live: "For all these non league players in the FA Cup they should see this as an opportunity. It will raise their profile a bit. Scouts will be watching their games to find talent.

    "I got spotted by Bill Shankly playing in a third round replay for Scunthorpe against Tranmere. The FA Cup got me my move to Liverpool. The FA Cup has everything, it has never lost its glamour for me."

  68. Join the debate at #bbcfacup

    Simon John Memmot: Great story brewing here and love the people watching from the bedroom windows behind the goal.

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    MK Dons boss Karl Robinson - brother of goalscorer Craig - on BBC Two: "I am so happy for them. It is only going to get harder though but I am over the moon for them. Craig has scored more goals than my strikers in the FA Cup now, so we have a lot to live up to."

  70. Half-time stats

    Warrington 1-0 Exeter City

    It's not about how much of the ball you have, it's what you do with it:

    Warrington 1-0 Exeter City
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    Warrington Town captain David Mannix on BBC Two: "We said they would not like coming to our place. We are a tough side and no one likes coming here. We have played like we always do and, to be honest, I think we want it more."

    David Mannix
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    Warrington 1-0 Exeter City

    Dan Walker and his mic have popped up again. This time, he's collared Warrington skipper David Mannix before the midfielder could get back to the dressing room for some half-time oranges...


    Warrington 1-0 Exeter City

    They can't, can they? So far, they're showing they can.

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    Warrington 1-0 Exeter City

    Another good Exeter cross comes into the Warrington box, this time from deep, but the hosts' skipper Craig Robinson blocks the subsequent shot. Does anyone else think Robinson has a look of Philippe Senderos?

    Craig Robinson
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    Warrington 1-0 Exeter City

    Exeter are starting to turn the screw now - their wingers taking the Warrington full-backs on and midfielders getting forward to support the forwards. Matt Grimes, an England Under-20 international, is close to picking out a team-mate following another dangerous run into the box. Warrington are ready for the half-time whistle.

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    Robbie Savage

    BBC Two

    "This is where Exeter's players have to be brave. They have to want the ball. Being brave isn't about smashing people in the tackle, it is about wanting the ball."

  77. Join the debate at #bbcfacup

    James Aithie: Scott Metcalfe for Warrington is having a belter. Real tidy player

    Brad Peterson: Alan Smith + Bobby Zamora + Clint Dempsey = Scott Metcalfe.


    Warrington 1-0 Exeter City

    Much better from Exeter as David Noble volleys against the bar from 20 yards out after a good run and cross from Liam Sercombe down the right.

  79. Championship latest

    Bolton 0-0 Wigan

    In the Championship it's still honours even in the game dubbed 'Th'el Clasico' by the local press, Wigan started the brighter of the two sides with Callum McManaman going close with a swerving shot that hit the top of the bar in the opening stages. But Neil Lennon's Bolton side have come back into it with chances through with Craig Davies and Max Clayton going close.

    Leon Barnett challenges Max Clayton
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    Warrington 1-0 Exeter City

    The stadium is just as fascinating as the match tonight. Behind one goal are a row of portaloos, standing in front of a five-a-side pitch. And down one side, behind the standing supporters, there is a burger van which apparently also sells curries and a detached house-like building from which spectators peer down at the action from a balcony.

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    Matt Grimes takes the free-kick, but it's straight into the wall and deflected for a corner. Which comes to nothing.

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    Matt Grimes looks likely for Exeter and he drives at the Warrington defence before being brought down on the edge of the area. Free-kick.

  83. Join the debate at #bbcfacup

    David Moores: Love lower league... Ball goes out of play usually means ball goes out of stadium.

    Harry Einstein: Gotta love non league football. Only there could you hear the fans shouting to the fans on a live broadcast game.

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    How good is that? Dan Walker just walked up to Shaun Reid, dug out his microphone and we get some quotes from one of the managers involved in the game.

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    Warrington boss Shaun Reid on BBC Two: "I think we we are doing OK. We have a decent shape about us. I think we are getting dragged about a little bit so are going to go narrower for five minutes."

  86. Join the debate at #bbcfacup

    Giorgio ifrank: Come on the boys from Exeter! Rooting for you lads all the way from Thailand, give 'em hell lads give 'em hell :-)

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    Warrington 1-0 Exeter City

    Ben Wharton, who used to play for my local side Radcliffe Borough, goes close again - this time with a header which he fails to hit the target with. A good cross from Scott Metcalfe made the chance.


    Warrington 1-0 Exeter City

    Muted appeals for Exeter when Warrington defender Matt Doughty slides through the back of David Wheeler in the penalty box. It looked a risky challenge, but the Yellows get away with it. Replays show the referee made the right decision as Wheeler went down after kicking Doughty's foot in the area.

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    Warrington 1-0 Exeter City

    Robbie Savage

    BBC Two

    "It can be tough for the higher league team. If you concede the early goal, the pitch gets bobblier, its gets colder, it gets more difficult."

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    Warrington 1-0 Exeter City

    Another chance for Warrington, this time Lewis Field taking a shot and hitting the stanchion behind the goal. Incidentally, you can watch the Warrington goal via the highlights tab on this live text. Plenty more of that will be coming your way in this season's FA Cup.

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    Robbie Savage

    BBC Two

    "A slight change in formation for Exeter. They have gone to five in midfield, leaving one up front, because they were being out numbered in the middle. Reid is winning the tactical battle, making Tisdale change formation so early on."

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    Warrington 1-0 Exeter City

    Warrington keeper Karl Wills goes down and need treatment after colliding with Graham Cummins as the striker broke through on goal. The keeper, who has taken a day off work to play this evening, is back to his feet. Which is perhaps as well because Town don't have a substitute goalkeeper on the bench.

  93. Join the debate at #bbcfacup

    Jamie: Sometimes lower league matches are better than the higher leagues.

    James Gray: Well that's a popular goal. @theyellows have looked the better side to be honest.

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    Warrington 1-0 Exeter City

    Warrington striker Ben Wharton, who is nicknamed Ivan Drago by his team-mates, holds off Matt Oakley but screws his shot wide. Rocky would have struggled to hold off the determined striker there.

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    Fa Cup

    Match of the Day commentator Steve Wilson: "An unusual vantage point for Alistair Yeomans on BBC 5 live."

  96. Text us on 81111

    Bill R: This is what football is all about. I'd rather watch this than Chelsea-Liverpool tomorrow.

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    Warrington 1-0 Exeter City

    Warrington are pressing Exeter back and forcing the visitors into mistakes, on one occasion the ball being hoofed out of play in the general direction of a 20-strong line of portaloos.

  98. Join the debate at #bbcfacup

    Andy: What a start Warrington!!!!

    Anj: Decent header but what is the keeper doing!?

    Tom Skinner: Yes Warrington!!! The magic of the cup

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    Warrington 1-0 Exeter City

    Craig Robinson is a plasterer when he's not slaying League Two giants in the FA Cup. If he's due to do your bathroom tomorrow, he might be a little late. This could be a late night if Warrington pull it off.

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    Warrington 1-0 Exeter City

    Robbie Savage

    BBC Two

    "Exeter have been very poor but all credit to Warrington, they have pressed them high. The delivery from the corner was fantastic and well done Robinson."

  101. GOAL

    Warrington 1-0 Exeter City - Craig Robinson

    I really hope Craig Robinson's dad had set the video to record, because Warrington have only gone and done it. A corner comes in from the left and the big defender flicks the ball in at the near post. Sheer delight for Robinson, who is the brother of MK Dons manager Karl.

    Craig Robinson scores the opening goal

    You can watch the goal again by clicking the highlights tab.

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    Warrington 0-0 Exeter City

    Warrington win a corner. The lads in yellow pile forward. "Dad, have you got this recording in case we score?"

  103. CLOSE!

    Warrington 0-0 Exeter City

    Warrington forward Scott Metcalfe is proving a menace early on as he fires a shot into the side-netting, then almost chases down a loose ball in the penalty area before the ball is smothered by Exeter keeper Christy Pym.

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    Warrington 0-0 Exeter City

    Robbie Savage

    BBC Two

    "It is all about Exeter's attitude. If they do things right and be professional, they should win the game. They play four leagues above them for a reason."

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    Warrington 0-0 Exeter City

    An early mistake from David Noble betrays some nerves in the visiting ranks. I've been told Gazza once rated Noble has one of the best players he's ever played alongside. Yes, that Gazza.

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    Warrington 0-0 Exeter City

    For those watching in black and white, Warrington are in yellow with blue shorts while Exeter don their traditional red and white stripes.

  107. KICK-OFF

    Warrington 0-0 Exeter City

    A minute's silence ahead of Remembrance Sunday is impeccably observed, now it's time to get this match under way.

    Minute's silence
  108. Join the debate at #bbcfacup

    Carl: Feet up with a cold one, about to enjoy the greatest club competition in world football.

    Walbottle Rangers: Warrington v Exeter football for the fans. Fans so close to the pitch they could take the throw in. Class.

    Jonathan Chapman: The FA Cup truly is the greatest club competition in the world. Bar none. What a great night for Warrington Town and their fans.

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    Warrington v Exeter City (19:55 GMT)

    Rush and Reid

    Peter Reid, brother of Warrington boss Shaun, is managing in the Indian Super League at the moment, but he found time to send his sibling a good luck message for this evening's game. And Ian Rush even sent his best wishes.

    What more could Warrington ask for?

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    Warrington v Exeter City (19:55 GMT)

    Incidentally, Exeter certainly know what it's like to be on the wrong end of a giantkilling having been knocked out by Curzon Ashton, who played at the same level as Warrington, in the first round in 2008.

    However, it's not that long ago they took Manchester United to a replay, in January 2005. In that replay, Grecians defender Scott Hiley nutmegged Cristiano Ronaldo. One now runs a B&B just outsider Exeter. The other is one of the best players in the world.

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    Warrington Town v Exeter City (19:55 GMT)

    Dan Walker, presenting the BBC's television coverage tonight, knocks on the door of the changing rooms and the players emerge. It's time to get this show on the road.

    Teams come out
  112. Join the debate at #bbcfacup

    A burger van ahead of Warrington v Exeter

    Emma Morris: Can't help it, the features on The Yellows have me backing them tonight, it's the magic of the FA Cup.

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    Warrington Town v Exeter City (19:55 GMT)

    Exeter boss Paul Tisdale on BBC Two: "This is a game we have to win. We are under no illusions we have been selected for this match because everyone wants Warrington to win and create an upset.

    "The beauty of the FA Cup is it is unpredictable but we will do our best to make sure we in. It is an atmospheric ground but we want a good journey home."

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    Warrington Town v Exeter City (19:55 GMT)

    Warrington v Exeter City

    And here's more from Warrington Town boss Shaun Reid, speaking on BBC Two: "There are TV cameras, press everywhere, just a normal week...... This is what the FA Cup is about.

    "I have been banging on to the players that this happens once in a lifetime, grasp it and go and enjoy it. This is the best club competition in the world.

    "The aim is the Football League for us and the amount of people here tonight shows what a big club this is."

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    Warrington v Exeter City (19:55 GMT)

    There are exactly 100 places between these two sides in the league pyramid. Warrington are managed by Peter Reid's brother Shaun, who is confident of causing a cupset.

    Speaking to BBC Sport, Reid said: "Since the draw was made, my feet haven't really touched the ground. I'll be glad when we get to Friday and we can do what we're in it to do, which is play a football match.

    "I can't even begin to explain what it's meant to the football club. It's the most amazing cup competition ever."

  116. FA Cup: 2014-15 competition so far in numbers

    The FA Cup
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    Matthew Bonson: Wouldn't be the FA Cup without someone in the crowd holding up a tin foil version of the trophy.

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    Chris Evans

    No doubting who Chris Evans is supporting this evening. The BBC Radio 2 DJ is from Warrington and he's backing his hometown team.

  119. Grecians watch

    Warrington v Exeter City (19:55 GMT)

    BBC Radio Devon sports presenter James Vickery is as well placed as anybody to give us the lowdown on Exeter: "A PFA loan, a transfer embargo and a lengthy injury list made it a pretty tough start to the season for Exeter City. The Grecians really struggled to get started, with their first victory coming in mid-September at Cambridge.

    "That victory seemed to be the catalyst for an improved run of form with Paul Tisdale's side winning five of their last eight league matches - a run of results which has seen them climb off the foot of League Two up to a more comfortable mid-table position.

    "City take pride in playing a delicate passing game with goals normally scored from patient build-up play. Striker Tom Nichols will be one to watch - the 21-year-old has scored twice in the last two games after coming on as a sub. Exeter-born midfielder Liam Sercombe is also a real force going forward. He has a real knack of creating chances out of nothing and is never afraid to launch a shot at goal from distance."

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    Exeter manager Paul Tisdale

    Quick question... who is the trendiest manager in British football?

    Jose Mourinho? Perhaps Rochdale's Keith Hill? Or what about Exeter's Paul Tisdale?

    Now the second-longest serving manager behind Arsene Wenger, Tisdale is always immaculately turned out thanks to his close friendship with the founder of Ted Baker, Ray Kelvin.

    So don't be surprised if Tisdale is wearing a suit jacket, a flat cap and a cravat tonight. The Grecians boss is the Gok Wan of football fashion. Or something like that.

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    If you're at an FA Cup match this weekend - either playing or watching - we want you to share your pictures and stories with us. Rich Walker has done exactly that on his way past Warrington Town Hall...

    Warrington Town Hall

    And so has Ewan Gibb...

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    Abby Clare Soper: Chinese takeaway for dinner & I get to watch Exeter on tv! Talk about a perfect night in Come on City!

  123. The man who links Exeter with Warrington

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    The FA Cup is pictured on the pitch ahead of Warrington's match with Exeter

    So, is there any history between these two clubs? You might think not... but actually there is. And it's a great tale, too.

    It centres around Sam Strettle... remember him? I'm impressed if you do because he was born in Warrington in 1885 before signing for Exeter City in 1913 having spent time on the books of Everton and Chesterfield.

    In fact, Strettle was a bit of a footballing pioneer because he was part of the Exeter squad which toured South America in 1914 and who were the opponents for Brazil's first ever game of football. He played in defence against the Samba Boys but could not prevent a 2-0 defeat. Later in his career, he returned to play local football in Warrington.

    Impressive, eh?

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    FA Cup
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    Mick Marshall: I can't wait for this, Friday night in front of TV watching the minnows Exeter City take on the mighty Warrington #iliveintorquay

    Simon: Unfamiliar role for Exeter this evening as the 'giants to be slain' but that's the FA Cup for you!

  126. #getcarriedaway

    Warrington v Exeter City (19:55 GMT)

    FA Cup

    Phil Annets is ready for the FA Cup, going so far as producing his own commentary bingo game. I'm slightly concerned I've said a few of those already. Bingo!

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    FA Cup

    Linden Bray: Magical

  128. Team news

    Warrington v Exeter City (19:55 GMT)

    Warrington's top scorer Scott Metcalfe starts in midfield, while Conor Roberts and David Mannix also start.

    Warrington Town: Wills, Field, Hardwick, Mannix, McCarten, Robinson, Roberts, Burke, Wharton, Daughty, Metcalfe. Subs. Corrigan, Davies, Gahgan, Booth, Ruane, Collins.

    Exeter City make two changes from the side who drew with Luton in League Two at the weekend, with former Bristol City midfielder David Noble and Liam Sercombe in the starting line-up.

    Exeter City: Pym; Ribeiro, Butterfield, Oakley, Woodman; Sercombe, Grimes, Noble; Wheeler, Bennett, Cummins. Subs. Hamon, Tillson, Riley-Lowe, Davies, Jay, Keohane, Nichols.

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    First thing's first, however, let's have some team news from Cantilever Park...

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    Here we go then. Dan Walker has just popped up on BBC Two. It's time to kick off our televised coverage of the FA Cup first round.

    Dan Walker
    Dan Walker and guests
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    BBC Merseyside: Groundsman & kit man John Barton with the match ball.

  132. 'When I'm not cleaning windows...'

    Warrington v Exeter City (19:55 GMT)

    Warrington Town

    So, when the Warrington Town players pop up on your television screen tonight, will you know any of them? If you live in the area, you might have bumped into defender Louis Corrigan, who is a salesman and, according to his skipper David Mannix "is always up for a night out".

    Then there's defender James McCarten who, when not cleaning windows, is a catalogue model. Finally, there's Conor Roberts who, so says Mannix, "would run through brick walls if you asked him". He's also good at fixing ceilings.

    Have a look at the rest of the Warrington Town pen pics here.

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    Liam Tancock

    England's Commonwealth Games gold medallist and swimmer Liam Tancock on Twitter: Big game tonight! @OfficialECFC kick off their FA Cup first round against Warrington! I've got my shirt on ready!

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    Bolton v Wigan (20:00 GMT)

    Neil Lennon has helped the mood lift slightly since replacing Dougie Freedman as Bolton boss a few weeks ago.

    The Trotters have won three out of five since the former Celtic boss's appointment, having previously only won one of their first 11 Championship matches.

    Uwe Rosler's Wigan on the other hand are going into the match on a miserable run of form. They have won only one of their last 11 games and their only win since August was 2-1 at Derby on 25 October.

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    The FA Cup may be taking centre stage this weekend, but there are plenty of big matches going on in England's top two leagues as well.

    Starting with a tasty-looking north west derby between Bolton and Wigan at the Macron Stadium this evening, a match we will be keeping you up to date with.

    The two former Premier League sides are struggling horribly in the Championship, with Bolton second from bottom and Wigan just two points ahead in 19th.

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    Warrington v Exeter City (19:55 GMT)


    Warrington Town: The first few are in the ground!

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    Warrington Wolves

    Warrington Wolves rugby league team, based just two miles away, have been offering their support to their football-playing neighbours.

    "Sport is celebrated in our town," they said, "bringing the community together and we would encourage rugby league and football fans alike to get behind the local team.

    "From one sports club to another, good luck from all at Warrington Wolves."

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    The ground has been preparing this week for the arrival of the BBC cameras, with fans unable to get a ticket for the game able to watch on BBC Two and online. Or you can build your own scaffolding - like this fella appears to have done...

  139. Team news

    Bolton v Wigan (20:00 GMT)

    Bolton's Mark Davies starts for the Trotters despite suffering blurred vision in midweek while Jay Spearing has recovered from a hamstring injury and is named on the bench.

    Wigan striker Marc-Antoine Fortune returns after missing Tuesday's 1-0 defeat at Brighton but forward Andy Delort has a back injury and is not involved.

    Bolton: Lonergan, Ream, Mills, Dervite, Vela, Danns, M Davies, Chung-Yong, Feeney, Clayton, C Davies. Subs: Kenny, McNaughton, Moxey, Spearing, Mason, Beckford, Hall.

    Wigan: Carson, Maloney, Huws, McManaman, Espinoza, Perch, Barnett, Forshaw, Kiernan, Figueroa, Fortune. Subs: Nicholls, Tavernier, McCann, McClean, Cowie, Waghorn, Kvist.

  140. Will he or won't he?

    On that very subject, Warrington Town goalkeeper Karl Wills could not confirm that he would be free tonight until Wednesday. Wills works as a web developer in Manchester and faced a last-minute dash straight from his job to the televised showdown before receiving the news he and Warrington manager Shaun Reid wanted to hear.

    "I had to put in a holiday request this week and if it hadn't been granted I would have had to work until 5pm on Friday and rush straight over to the ground in time for kick-off," said Wills.

  141. Join the debate at #bbcfacup

    So, it's the part-timers against the pros tonight. Which got us thinking - what are your strangest experiences of non-league football? Have you ever almost missed a match because you were still working? What's the best excuse you've heard for a player missing a game? You get the gist. Whether you want to join in with that, or just talk about the game... we're all ears. Join in the debate on Twitter, using #bbcfacup, or send a text to 81111 remembering to include your name. If you don't we can't publish it.

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    Exeter City

    Pete Martin: #getcarriedaway Exeter City Supporters' coach on our way to Warrington.

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    A general shot of Warrington v Exeter City

    But tonight's about two teams: one from the eighth tier of English football and one from the comparatively dizzy heights of League Two. It's all about Warrington Town and Exeter City for the next few hours. The FA Cup is back on the BBC... so pull up a pew and enjoy the ride.

  144. Concord who?

    Yep, for football lovers in the UK this is the most beautiful time of the year. The time when we suddenly get giddy about Gosport Borough, become excitable around East Thurrock United and ask the question... who exactly are Concord Rangers?

  145. It's FA Cup time

    FA Cup on the BBC

    It's to do with the smell of freshly cut grass, the whiff of pies and the scent of sweat.

    Then there's the cold winter nights, the sight of your breath in front of you and the muck and nettles which the players plough through.

    The scarves keep you warm while the glare of the floodlights shine a spotlight on the 22 men who shoulder the hope, expectation and dreams of those watching on.

    Giants are slayed, the underdog has his day, random men become immortalised.

    Welcome to the early rounds of the FA Cup, ladies and gentlemen.

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