There were several football league clubs in the thick of the action on FA Cup Saturday. With some striking results across the country, the Twitter football community was as busy as usual.
Bolton 0-0 Crystal Palace
League One Bolton held Premier League Crystal Palace to a 0-0 draw at the Macron Stadium. Manager Phil Parkinson has earned a reputation in cup competitions after his time at Bradford City and he’ll be hoping his team can go to Selhurst Park and get a result in the replay.
Spirits were high amongst the Bolton faithful with some even thinking that the Whites deserved more than just a replay.
There’s two divisions between the clubs but Bolton fan Aaron questioned the size of this gap.
— ⚡️ Aaron ⚽️ (@aaron_bwfc) January 7, 2017
Whilst being pleased with the result, many fans were already looking forward to the replay and a trip to London to fight it out for a place in round four.
— Emma Norris (@ENorris_BWFC) January 7, 2017
Millwall 3-0 AFC Bournemouth
One of the results of the round came at The Den where League One Millwall dumped out their Premier League opposition, AFC Bournemouth. Goals from Steve Morison, Shaun Cummings and Shane Ferguson were enough to see off the Cherries.
Lions fans were in high spirits after a big upset at The ever-intimindating New Den.
A very crucial week for #millwall but what a fantastic result to give everyone a boost. Proper cup football too.
— Laurence Nash (@LaurenceNash) January 7, 2017
Target man Steve Morison put in a man of the match performance, bullying the Bournemouth defense for the whole game. The journeyman striker earned lots of praise on social media for his performance.
Steve Morison is an absolute machine. How he consistently plays 90 minutes is incredible. #Millwall
— Stephen Jones (@SPJ91) January 8, 2017
I honestly cant think of a better player in the air than Steve Morison in any English league.
— Tricky (@MFCRicky) January 7, 2017
Wycombe Wanderers 2-1 Stourbridge
League Two Wanderers scraped past non-league Stourbridge on an afternoon of proper cup football at Adams Park. Wycombe took the lead but were pegged back on 70 minutes when Dan Scarr equalised for the Glassboys. However, big man Adebayo Akinfenwa won the game for Wycombe on 83 minutes with a textbook header thanks to a pinpoint cross from the left-footed Joe Jacobson.
Akinfenwa has built up quite a following on social media where he’s known as the “Beast” and Twitter duly reacted to the big striker’s winner.
Akinfenwa scored again! Being built/fat, slow & old makes no odds when it comes to having a eye for goal. We need a nuisance striker.
— Gary (@Gmart1234) January 7, 2017
— Dai ❤️⚽️❤️ (@Phyllis402011) January 7, 2017
Rate header from Akinfenwa tbf
— Blake Bedford (@BlakeeBedfordd) January 7, 2017
Akinfenwa is a beast
— ryan tobin (@razzo1) January 7, 2017
Stourbridge hearts may have been broken but the League Two side were quick to appreciate the efforts of their non-league counterparts. A gesture which didn’t go unnoticed.
— neil (@giancana) January 8, 2017
Ipswich 2-2 Lincoln City
Possibly the biggest result of the round came at Portman Road where Championship Ipswich were held to a draw by non-league Lincoln City. Former football league striker Theo Robinson put the non-league side 1-0 up with just seven minutes on the clock but talented youngster Tom Lawrence pulled the Tractor Boys level just five minutes later. The Imps didn’t crumble though with Robinson putting them 2-1 up on 65 minutes to the delight of the 5,000 travelling fans. But Lawrence pegged Lincoln back again on 86 minutes. Lincoln had a chance to win the game on the counter attack late on but it went begging, meaning that the Imps had to settle for a replay.
The Championship side’s fanbase were suitably disgruntled with the result and the performance of their team.
WHAT A LOAD OF RUBBISH #itfc
— Jacöb (@itfcjacob) January 7, 2017
— David Jones (@davey_DL) January 7, 2017
Frustration with the result boiled over and many fans blamed manager Mick McCarthy for the result, not for the first time. Some were even calling for an end to his tenure in charge.
that was utterly embarassing and Mick should seriously be a man and resign. We don't want you here Mick, it's time to go #itfc
— CobboldMassive (@CobboldMassive) January 7, 2017
— Adam Williams (@adam_j_williams) January 7, 2017
— GS (@GeorgeSykes__) January 7, 2017