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Vics hero Riley happy at home tie

Northwich goalscoring hero Wayne Riley
Northwich Victoria matchwinner Wayne Riley has a part time job as a barman

Northwich goal hero Wayne Riley has welcomed another FA Cup home draw after Sunday's matchwinner against Charlton.

Riley hit the game's only goal against the League One outfit to earn a second round tie at home to Chris Sutton's League Two strugglers Lincoln City.

"Lincoln City at home is another good draw," Riley told BBC Radio Manchester.

"It should be another good match. I'm just happy for the boys really. We all worked hard including the gaffer. Everyone's worked hard."

Manager Andy Preece is also pleased with the prospect of another home tie against league opposition at the Victoria Stadium.

"Lincoln at home is a good draw," Preece told BBC Radio Manchester. "It's league opposition. It'll get the interest again of all the fans and we'll have a chance.

"They'll be favourites but we'll give it a go."

Club owner Jim Rushe was upbeat about the prospect of reaching round three.

We're a non-league club but we prepare for games as if we were a league club

Northwich Victoria owner Jim Rushe

"I like to think we could do it again in the next round," he said.

"I'm not one for predictions. I don't underestimate anybody.

"I leave the on-the-field stuff to the manager and his assistant who I can't praise enough. They've been fantastic.

"I told everybody about their preparation. We're a non-league club but we prepare for games as if we were a league club."

Northwich last reached the third round three seasons ago when they beat Barrow, Morecambe and Woking.

That earned a third round tie at Mick McCarthy's Sunderland, where they were watched by over 4,000 travelling fans before going down to a 3-0 defeat.



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