The Football League Paper - - FA CUP THIRD ROUND -

cheap free-kicks and their dis­ci­pline was re­warded five min­utes from time when for­mer Sun­der­land de­fender Ny­ron Nos­wor­thy - oth­er­wise im­mac­u­late - ploughed through Mi­ral­las. The Bel­gian picked him­self up, dusted him­self down, and stroked a com­posed penalty into the bot­tom cor­ner.

“It was a re­ally tricky tie,” said Ever­ton boss Roberto Martinez. “The FA Cup never brings easy games. It is an op­por­tu­nity for any team to spring a sur­prise.

“But we an­tic­i­pated ev­ery threat, we stopped them from hav­ing any chances. That’s down to con­cen­tra­tion over 90 min­utes and I was de­lighted with the per­for­mances.” BURY boss David Fl­itcroft be­lieves the re­turn­ing Ryan Lowe is re­ju­ve­nated fol­low­ing his loan spell at league ri­vals Crewe.

The 37-year-old scored twice in six ap­pear­ances for the Alex and Fl­itcroft is adamant their de­ci­sion not to ex­tend his loan deal will ul­ti­mately be Bury’s gain.

He said:“He has come back in great nick hav­ing played six games for Crewe Alexandra, and he in­di­vid­u­ally played re­ally well dur­ing those games.”

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