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York striker claims FA Cup award

York City striker Craig Farrell
4th QR: Craig Farrell (pictured)
3rd QR: Andy Forbes
2nd QR: Matt Townley
1st QR: Jack Pitcher

York City striker Craig Farrell has won the FA Cup "Player of the Round" award for the fourth qualifying round.

Farrell scored an eight-minute hat-trick towards the end of their 6-0 victory over Rushall Olympic.

He will join three previous winners - and seven from subsequent rounds - in the "Team of the FA Cup" for 2007/08.

The other contenders for the award were Staines goalkeeper Shaun Allaway, Chasetown defender Mark Branch and Ware forward Chris Ellerbeck.

Fans can vote for their favourite player in each round on the FA's website.

As well as a VIP ticket to the 2008 FA Cup Final at Wembley on Saturday, 17 May 2008, each of the 11 winners will receive a trophy and 500 worth of football equipment for a local school of his choice all courtesy of E.ON.

The "Team of the FA Cup" so far comprises Jack Pitcher (Gloucester City), Matt Townley (Team Bath), Andy Forbes (Eastleigh) and Farrell.

see also
FA Cup first round draw
30 Oct 07 |  FA Cup

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