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Worcester City's FA Cup dreams are over after thrilling penalty shoot out

Scunthorpe United's Sam Slocombe saves the penalty from Worcester City's Wayne Thomas during the FA Cup second round replay Credit: PA

Worcester City's FA Cup dreams are over after losing to Scunthorpe in a thrilling penalty shoot out in tonight's second round replay.

A total of 37 penalties were taken, finishing 14-13 to Scunthorpe, and it's being credited as the longest penalty shoot-out in FA Cup history.

Worcester City's Wayne Thomas is consoled by Tristian Dunkley after losing in the peanlty shoot out to Scunthorpe United Credit: PA

Extra time for Worcester vs Scunthorpe in FA Cup

Sean Geddes' strike has kept Worcester City's FA Cup dreams alive Credit: PA

Worcester City have taken their FA Cup second round replay to extra time against Scunthorpe at Aggborough Stadium in Kidderminster.

Sean Geddes' equaliser rejuvenated the hosts after they went down just before half time.


Half time score: Worcester City 0 - 1 Scunthorpe Utd

Worcester City's Ellis Deeney is challenged by Scunthorpe United's Neal Bishop Credit: PA

Scunthorpe United scored in the 46th minute at Aggborough to take the lead against Worcester City just before the half time whistle. The winners of the FA Cup second round replay will host either MK Dons or Chesterfield, whose second-round tie has now been ordered to be replayed.

FA CUP 3rd round-draw

Here are the fixtures for teams across the Midlands for the third round of the FA Cup.

Stoke v Wrexham

Aldershot/Rochdale v Nottingham Forest

West Brom v Gateshead

Blyth Spartans v Birmingham

Aston Villa v Blackpool

Derby v Southport

Fulham v Wolves

Leicester v Newcastle

Scunthorpe/Worcester v Chesterfield

Cambridge/Mansfield v Bury/Luton

All ties will be played across the weekend beginning January the third.


Chesterfield's 3rd round FA Cup place "in doubt"

Chesterfield FC's place in the third round of the FA Cup could be in doubt after they were charged with fielding an ineligible player in their second-round win at MK Dons.

The Spireites surprised the in-form Dons with a 1-0 win on Saturday, fielding on-loan Wolves defender Geog Margreitter in their side - but without receiving written permission from Wolves. The League One club now have until 5pm on Thursday to respond to the charge.

"It is alleged that Margreitter - on loan to Chesterfield from Wolverhampton Wanderers - played in the fixture without the necessary written permission having been received by The FA as at the 12 noon deadline on Friday 5 December 2014...As a consequence it is alleged they are in breach of FA Cup Rule 15 (j) (i) for fielding an ineligible player".

– FA statement

"We notified the FA as soon as it came to our attention that the necessary written permission from Wolverhampton Wanderers to allow Georg Margreitter to play in the match had not been received.....We had a verbal agreement with Wolverhampton Wanderers to play Georg but unfortunately we did not ensure that the consent was received in writing....We will of course provide The FA with our full co-operation as they investigate the matter."

– Chris Turner, Chesterfield FC Chief Executive
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