FOOTBALL - Coventry City could play history-makers Maidstone in FA Cup fifth round - The Coventry Observer

FOOTBALL - Coventry City could play history-makers Maidstone in FA Cup fifth round

Coventry Editorial 28th Jan, 2024 Updated: 29th Jan, 2024   0

COVENTRY City could play FA Cup history-makers Maidstone United in the fifth round of the competition.

The Sky Blues will play the National League South side at home in the fifth round should City overcome Sheffield Wednesday in a replay.

Mark Robins’ side drew 1-1 with the Owls at Hillsborough as Victor Torp scored a stunning debut goal only for Djeidi Gassama to equalise six minutes from time.

Maidstone caused the shock of the fourth round after claiming a sensational 2-1 win away at Championship high-flyers Ipswich Town defying the 98-place gap between the teams in the football pyramid.

In the process, George Elokobi’s side became the first team from outside English football’s top five tiers to reach the fifth round since 1978.

Should City beat Wednesday they will host non-league Maidstone at the Coventry Building Society Arena the week commencing February 26.




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