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Nacho Monreal, nutmeg king

The Toe Poke
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 By Chris Wright

Non-league club Baldock Town make hilarious sub in FA Cup qualifying

With times tighter than ever down in the non-leagues, Baldock Town laid bare the realities of life in the lower tiers for all to see on Sunday afternoon.

Baldock were playing North Greenford United in the preliminary rounds of the FA Cup and, as always, the club studiously live-tweeted the match in its entirety -- well, apart from the last 10 minutes.

Indeed, the live feed inexplicably stopped shortly after Town had gone 3-1 ahead, leaving confused fans wondering quite what disaster had befallen their team.

Then, after the match, the club had rather brilliant explanation.

One fan then cheekily asked Town's social media correspondent to rate the late sub's performance.

"He was very good. Should have started," came the tongue-in-cheek response.

Oh non-league football, we do love you so. Never change.

Chris covers the funny side of the game for ESPN FC in the Toe Poke blog.

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