Coalville Town handed another home FA Cup tie after supersub Cook's double sees off Stafford

By Coalville Nub News Reporter

18th Sep 2023 | Local Sport

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Coalville Town have been given another home tie in the next round of the FA Cup.

After Saturday's win over Stafford Rangers, the Ravens will now play host to Tamworth in another Midlands derby.

The teams know each other well as The Lambs topped the Southern League Premier Central table last season, ahead of Coalville, to win promotion to the National League North.

Tamworth currently top the table and are looking for a second successive promotion.

Now the teams will meet at Coalville's Owen Street ground on Saturday, September 30 in the third round qualifying.

The Ravens' website reports that a dramatic injury time winner from substitute Kieran Cook saw off Stafford.

After a goal-less first half, Stafford took the lead from the penalty spot when Tyreece Onyeka was fouled through a combination of Wes York and Herve Pepe-NGoma - and Kaiman Anderson sent keeper Paul White the wrong way.

Cook came on for Ash Chambers and immediately made his presence felt. 

Just as it looked as though Coalville would not find the net, they drew level. Tim Berridge - making his 200th appearance for The Ravens - saw his shot was parried by keeper Joel Torrance, and as both players went for the rebound, the keeper brought down Berridge and the referee pointed to the spot - with Cook converting.

A Tuesday at Stafford looked likely - but Cook sparked wild scenes with the 98th minute winner.

The ball was played through to Terrell Pennant and his shot was blocked on the line but Cook was on hand to prod the ball home.


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