Weekend Football Roundup - Jumpers For Goalposts

By london_dan Last edited 232 months ago

Last Updated 31 January 2005

Weekend Football Roundup - Jumpers For Goalposts

FA Cup Fourth Round weekend then. Traditionally a round where cup upsets are still very much on the cards. And when Gary Johnson's merry band of cup giantkillers rode into South East London, there were many who were rubbing their hands with glee at the prospect of the Division Four club from Devon beating seventh-placed Charlton.

Yeovil did pull out a mighty performance, but couldn't quite do it with the Addicks narrowly winning 3-2 in the end.

Charlton have a home tie against Leicester in the next round. The Londonist predicts a quarter-final spot for Alan Curbishley's men.

Elsewhere it was rather more predictable - both the top two easily winning through to the next round by two goals to nil. Arsenal beating Wolves, and Chelsea beating Birmingham.

Chelsea travel to Newcastle in the fifth round, while The Arsenal have an easy home tie against either West Ham or Sheffield United, neither of whom could finish the other off in a 1-1 draw at Upton Park.

It's back to White Hart Lane for West Brom and Spurs who battled out a 1-1 draw - the winners of this one to face Nottingham Forest (remember them?) in the next round, while Fulham will be mightily pleased to have escaped Pride Park with a draw.

Derby always looked the more likely team to progress to the fifth round, but in the end could only get a 1-1 draw and will have to come out on top at the Cottage to play a very winnable tie away at Bolton in the next round.

To end this round-up, the very definition of a dour cup tie. Sixth versus fifth in Division Three. Brentford 0-0 Hartlepool. Nothing much more to say about this game, except the winners get to go to the south coast in the next round to play the brilliantly rubbish Southampton.