Late Swift strike ensures FA Cup replay for Hemsworth MW

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HEMSWORTH MW will get another bite of the cherry in the FA Cup thanks to Lee Swift’s late leveller against Runcorn Linnets in the Extra Preliminary Round on Saturday.

Swift struck eight minutes from time for the Northern Counties East League club as they came from behind to earn a replay against their higher-division opponents.

Liam Turner had got Runcorn off to the perfect start with an eighth-minute opener at the Fitzwilliam Sports Complex.

But Swift’s strike will ensure Wayne Benn’s men remain in the competition and they make the return trip to Runcorn on Tuesday night (kick-off 7.45pm).

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