FA Cup First Qualifying Round Replay. Kirby Muxloe 3 Leicester Road 2 (aet)
Kirby Muxloe Sports Ground. 400 Ratby Ln, Kirby Muxloe, Leicester LE9 2AQ
Another beautiful evening helped us decide whether/weather or not we could be bothered going to this replay after Saturday’s bore-fest. A huge crowd by Kirby Muxloe’s standards saw us directed to park our car at the side of the pitch. I’m notoriously bad at gauging attendances but there looked to be at least 300 inside Ratby Lane. A thrilling match…easily the best we’ve seen this season…went to and fro with Kirby grabbing the winner 3 minutes before the end of extra time. I was thrilled as not only did it put Kirby into the 2nd qualifying round of the cup for the first time in their history, it meant we didn’t have to hang around for penalties. It was a school night so extra time had already made his mum a bit vexed. Keeping him out for the duration of penalties would have earned me a boot up the arse from her. KM face National League North ‘Giants’ Boston United in the next round. We’ll probably be back for that and we’ll deffo be there if they make it to the final!