English FA Cup

December 11, 2012



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Macclesfield Town

English FA Cup

19:45 +00:00, December 11, 2012

Holker Street, England

Hurst blow for Bluebirds

Competition Stats

Barrow Macclesfield Town
Goals Gary Hunter 2 Matthew Barnes-Homer 3
Assists Adam Boyes 1
Yellows Matthew Flynn 2 Kieran Murtagh 3
Squads: Barrow | Macclesfield Town

Barrow boss Dave Bayliss is likely to be without the services of goalkeeper Danny Hurst for the FA Cup second-round tie against Macclesfield.

Hurst limped off after just 22 minutes of Friday night's home defeat to Hereford and is not expected to feature.

Second-choice keeper Shaun Pearson replaced him on the evening and will be included from the start against the Silkmen.

Bayliss is unable to name another shot-stopper on the bench and so is likely to hand one of his fringe players a place in the squad.

Midfielder Danny Rowe missed out against the Bulls with a knock and faces a late fitness test.

The Bluebirds are looking to progress to the third round for the fourth time as a non-league club.

Macclesfield welcome back midfielder John-Paul Kissock for the rearranged trip.

Kissock missed Saturday's 1-1 draw against Forest Green through suspension after collecting his fifth yellow card of the season.

But full-back Craig Braham-Barrett looks set to miss out after limping off in the first half against Rovers.

Manager Steve King has an otherwise fully-fit squad available.

Peter Winn is pushing to return to the starting line-up after dropping to the bench at the weekend, although he came on as a 36th-minute replacement for Braham-Barrett.

The original tie was postponed because of a frozen pitch at Holker Street. The winners will face a visit from Championship leaders Cardiff in the third round.