Met Police’s FA Cup run arrested as Crawley Town march on

23:15 03 November 2012

The Metropolitan Police

The Metropolitan Police's mascot following a 2-1 defeat during the FA Cup First Round match at the Metropolitan Police Sports Club, East Moslesy. Picture: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

PA Wire/Press Association Images

Metropolitan Police bowed out of the FA Cup but they nearly forced a replay against Crawley Town.

With 104 places separating the sides it was always going to be difficult for the Isthmian Premier Division side and Josh Simpson put Crawley into the lead.

Billy Clarke doubled it with 20 minutes remaining and although Alan Tait struck with seven minutes left they were unable to force a replay.

Related articles


Transfer Window Live - June 23

Live Blog Transfer Window Live - June 23
 

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Latest football news

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Aaron Cresswell is the Hammer of the Year

West Ham defender Aaron Cresswell has signed a new five-year contract after playing a starring role in his debut season with the club.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Jamie O'Hara, Blackpool

Fulham are closing in on the signing of former Spurs and Blackpool man Jamie O’Hara on a free transfer.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
A TV camera films the action during the Barclays Premier League  (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

Much has been made of the TV money made by each Premier League club and now we can see the full extent.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Morgan Schneiderlin of Southampton  (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has admitted he is unsure whether Morgan Schneiderlin or Toby Alderweireld will be at St Mary’s this season.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
El-Hadji Ba when of Sunderland  (Photo by Richard Sellers/Getty Images)

Charlton have signed French midfielder El Hadji Ba from Sunderland.

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Competitions

Escape to the picturesque sights of Cornwall

Summer is finally here, and what is the number one holiday location in the UK during the warmer months? Cornwall, of course!

Read more
Adrenalin junkies, this one's for you!

An icon of British engineering and a consistent favourite of James Bond, there are few names quite as legendary in motoring as Aston Martin.

Read more
£100 worth of pet goodies up for grabs!

Animal lovers rejoice! It’s time to treat your pooch or spoil your kitty with a hamper worth £100 from Feedem.

Read more