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Thank you to everyone at Sporting Khalsa

Naturally, we are really chuffed to have won our game today 3-1 and to be in the first round proper of the FA Cup for the second time in our short history.

However, we would like to take a moment to publicly thank today’s opponents, Sporting Khalsa, for making this such an occasion.
We’ve built a great relationship with Sporting Khalsa over the past couple of weeks.

We share a common approach and ethos in the game. This was borne out by Sporting Khalsa agreeing with our own view on the BBC’s request to move the kick off of our tie – neither club wished to inconvenience supporters and agreed to stick with 3pm.

In fact, when asked on Twitter whether we should compensate them for “potential loss of revenue and publicity”, Sporting Khalsa gave a fantastic response: “We weren’t interested – we’re non-league. We play Saturdays at 3pm.”

Thank you Sporting Khalsa for being great hosts.

On a sour note we are aware that there were a number of incidents both before and after the match when FC United fans were attacked by people unconnected with Sporting Khalsa. If FC United fans need any assistance regarding what happened either before or after the game please contact office@fc-utd.co.uk.

We hope everyone got home safely.

All the best to Sporting Khalsa, from all at FC United of Manchester.

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First Posted ~ 16:55 Sat 24 Oct 2015
News ID ~ 6464
Last Updated ~ 22:58 Sat 24 Oct 2015