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Midlands Matchday live: Tamworth out of FA Cup

Tamworth's Justin Richards (left) battles with Derrick Williams Credit: Nigel French/EMPICS Sport

Tamworth have been knocked out of the FA Cup, following a 2-1 defeat at home to League One side Bristol City.

Sam Baldock scored in the 83rd minute, to add to Jay Emmanuel-Thomas' first half opener for Bristol City, to make it 2-0, and out of sight for Conference side Tamworth.

The home side did manage to score a late goal through Andy Todd, but it was not enough to put them into the Third Round draw, which takes place shortly.

Crowd trouble at Atherstone Town FA Cup tie

The trouble happened at half-time, when Atherstone Town were trailing 4-0 Credit: David Davies/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Hooligans have caused trouble during Atherstone Town's FA Cup third qualifying round home match against Barrow.

Visiting players were attacked during the game yesterday (Saturday) and supporters were injured.

Around 30 people in the home supporters area ran across the pitch at half-time and aggressively entered a section of the Sheepy Road ground containing Barrow fans.

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Mass brawl sees side kicked out of FA Cup

A football team from Lincolnshire, Sleaford Town, has been kicked out of this season’s FA Cup following the abandonment of their First Round Qualifying match on 14th September 2013, when a game against Huntington Town was called off following a mass brawl.

FA Cup trophy Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire/Press Association Images

At an FA committee hearing, it was decided both clubs should be censured and warned as to their future conduct and each fined £150.

Both clubs admitted charges of failing to ensure their players and officials behaved in an orderly fashion and refrained from violent behaviour.

Mansfield tied against Liverpool in FA Cup

Louis Briscoe, Mansfield Town Credit: PA

Mansfield have booked a lucrative FA Cup third-round home clash with Liverpool after seeing off Blue Square Premier rivals Lincoln.

The Stags took the lead in the 14th minute when John Dempster's effort hit the woodwork and rebounded back into the net off unfortunate Lincoln keeper Paul Farman.

Adam Smith struck a superb equaliser for the visitors shortly before half-time, but Louis Briscoe's 77th-minute winner wrapped up a 2-1 win for the hosts and earned them a mouthwatering third-round clash.

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