FA CUP 1ST ROUND REPLAY Tuesday, November 22nd, 1988
Wrexham 2 Runcorn 3
Below is how both teams reported on the game in the programmes from their next matches. Click the images to enlarge.
26/11/1988 Runcorn 0 Newport County 0
Following their victory over Wrexham, Runcorn entertained Newport County at Canal Street. Runcorn manager expressed his delight at the win against Wrexham and looked forward to the next round against Crewe Alexandra.
Newport were without an away win all season and things were about to get even worse. Following their game at Maidstone United on February 11th, 1989 they went out of business. A reformed Newport County returned to the Football League in 2013 after beating Wrexham 2-0 in the Conference Promotion Final.
03/12/1988 Wrexham 2 Carlisle United 1
Wrexham manager focussed on the positives following the FA Cup defeat by Runcorn. He praised the players who "worked like hell in training" the next day and was delighted by the 3-0 win at Scarborough just four days later.