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Emirates FA Cup - Ball For All

Pigott’s on the ball

Joe Pigott’s last minute equaliser against Enfield Town – in the fourth qualifying round of the Emirates FA Cup – has got him a place on the cup final match ball.

The former Stones striker is one of 137 goalscorers from this season’s competition that have had their name placed on the Nike Ordem V ball, which will be used at the 137th edition of the showpiece fixture this Saturday.

The Ball For All celebrates players from Step 6 of the National League system through to the Premier League, who all share the accolade of being a goalscorer in the world’s oldest domestic cup competition.

The names included represent goalscorers from every round, beginning at the extra preliminary round through to the semi finals, and also include a selection of the season’s most memorable and impactful strikes.

The FA’s Director of Professional Game Relations Andy Ambler said: “One of the most special things about The Emirates FA Cup is that a goalscorer in the Extra-Preliminary Round shares the same accolade as some of football’s most famous names.

“Over three thousand goals have been scored in this season’s competition, from all levels of the football pyramid and the 137 from across the country are representative of all who have contributed to the competition.”

At the close of the season, The FA will have distributed more than £14 million in competition prize money to the 737 competing teams.

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