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Magpies Attempt FA Cup Giant Killing


Published at 12:04am 4th November 2012.

The Avenue Stadium in Dorchester will be packed to capacity this afternoon for one of the clubs biggest games in recent memory.

The Magpies face League 2 giants Plymouth Argyle in the FA Cup and it's gonna be LIVE on ESPN.

Magpies manager Phil Simkin's told Wessex FM he won't reveal his line up till shortly before kick off.

If you're attending the game there's important information on parking on the club's website www.dorchestertownfc.com

You can hear full match analysis and reports from the Avenue Stadium HERE on Wessex FM from 7pm tonight.

Here's some match facts about the Magpies and the FA Cup:

They've played Plymouth only once in the FA Cup, losing 5-2 in Round 2.

They've only reached Round 2 three times, in 1954, 1957 and 1981, most recently losing in a replay to AFC Bournemouth. They've never yet made it to Round 3.

In 2000 they travelled to Wigan Athletic, then of League 1, in the 1st round, losing 3-1.

Magpies will know their reward for winning this tie, before kick off at 4.30pm. The 2nd Round draw's on ITV 1 around 2.40pm

The Avenue Stadium Capacity is 5,009, the record crowd is 4,129 v Weymouth, January 1st 1999

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