Reds Could Look To Win The Pools

08 December 2013 06:25
Home tie in FA Cup.

Barnsley’s latest FA Cup campaign will start with a home tie against either Hartlepool United or Coventry City.

The Reds, who reached the Quarter-Finals last season and the Semi-Finals in 2008 have been given a home third round tie for the third successive year.

They will face either League Two Hartlepool or League One Coventry who drew 1-1 at Hartlepool’s Victoria Park ground yesterday.

If it is the Pools who triumph they will face Barnsley for the first time in 14 years (as it will be 2014 when the tie is played). Each of the last three Oakwell meetings have been drawn and Barnsley have only ever lost ONCE to Hartlepool at home (in 1967) and Barnsley have won 13 of the 19 games.

They have found life tougher against Coventry, although they have won each of the last two Oakwell meetings. They had lost each of the four prior to that.


FA Cup third-round draw

Barnsley v Hartlepool or Coventry

Yeovil v Leyton Orient

Liverpool v Oldham or Mansfield

Nottingham Forest v West Ham

Bristol City v Watford

Southend v Millwall

Middlesbrough v Hull

West Brom v Crystal Palace

Kidderminster v Peterborough

Doncaster v Stevenage

Stoke v Leicester

Southampton v Burnley

Newcastle v Cardiff

Rochdale v Leeds

Wigan v MK Dons

Charlton v Wrexham or Oxford United

Manchester United v Swansea

Port Vale v Plymouth

Norwich City v Fulham

Aston Villa v Sheffield United

Macclesfield v Sheffield Wednesday

Sunderland v Carlisle

Bolton v Blackpool

Blackburn v Manchester City

Everton v QPR

Brighton v Reading

Arsenal v Tottenham

Birmingham v Bristol Rovers or Crawley

Grimsby v Huddersfield

Ipswich v Preston

Derby v Chelsea

Bournemouth v Fleetwood or Burton


Ties to be played over the weekend of 4-5 January

Source: TykesMAD