Ilkeston 0-1 AFC Fylde
The FA Cup with Budweiser
Fourth Round Qualifying
Monday 22 October 2012
New Manor Ground, Ilkeston FC
Winning clubs receive £12,500 from The FA's prize fund
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AFC Fylde booked a plum home tie against League Two Accrington Stanley in the First Round Proper of The FA Cup after edging past Ilkeston on Monday night.
Adam Farrell was the hero for the Lancashire club in front of a bumper crowd of 696 - with a First Round place rich-reward for Dave Challinor's side.
It took just two minutes for AFC Fylde to shock the hosts. Michael Barnes sprinted down the left and his ball found Farrell, who was in enough space to slot the ball past Ilkeston goalkeeper Ashley Timms.
The Derbyshire club responded well to going behind and imposing target man Gary Ricketts caused problems in the first half, although the visitors managed to keep him relatively quiet.
Timms then made a hash of a clearance 40 yards out but AFC Fylde could not take advantage. The visitors looked the more composed of the two sides early on and the pace of Barnes caused problems, while Farrell was always a threat.
Farrell almost made it 2-0 when his header beat the stranded Timms but it just cleared the crossbar as Ilkeston escaped.
Despite the odd attack, Ilkeston were slow to get going in the first half and Ryan Wilson's wild free-kick sailed over the bar to sum up their first 45 minutes.
Dereece Gardner, who scored Ilkeston's equaliser to make it 1-1 in the first match between the teams, forced goalkeeper Ben Hinchcliffe into a save as Kevin Wilson's men began the second half with intent.
With time running out, Ilkeston took a more direct approach and Ricketts was their outlet, while Hinchcliffe was equal to Lawrie Wilson's effort.
Despite a late surge, AFC Fylde held on through a nervy spell of five minutes added-on time to signal delight among the sizeable travelling contingent in Derbyshire.
Elsewhere, FC Halifax Town beat Bedlington Terriers 1-0 to reach the First Round Proper of The FA Youth Cup, where they will face Scunthorpe United.