Highlights from the first round proper of the FA Cup, where the 32 non-league clubs that have battled it through qualifying are joined by the 44 League One and Two sides.
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Fairy tale lovers, daydreamers, they
all have eyes on this one. To see if
the FA Cup can be a platform yet
again for magical memories.
And that is a brilliant effort from
Aiden Nesbitt, and MK Dons lead.
That was a whisker away, inch
perfect. Back in from Pratt, free
header, the best opportunity of the
night for Hyde United. And hammered
home by Landale. What a pass, an
opportunity just taken, and MK Dons
are comfortably moving into round
Having already negotiated five
qualifying rounds, it wasn't a beef
aid tier side Hyde United in our
live game on Friday as their magical
run came to an end against League
1's MK Dons, which also had the odd
flare-up. With me to reflect on the
first round, Dion Dublin, and
someone who caused a first-round
upset two seasons ago, former
Watford and Sheffield United striker
Danny Webber. We start with
yesterday's action, and Borehamwood,
standing in their way work former
cup winners Blackpool.
Bruno Andrade scored twice to trip
for onward into the -- to take
Borehamwood into the next round, but
the last time was back in 1987. The
Seasiders, who reached the fourth
round last season, aim to avoid an
upset. Key defender Curtis tilt is
suspended. Gary Bowyer says the 18
players on duty today are the only
ones available to him.
A rare appearance phone account any,
only a couple of appearances since
the end of August.
It is Calum Clark, and what a chance
that was for Blackpool to take the
lead. Nobody really tracking the run
of Cooke as three defenders were
drawn towards the ball. Gary Bowyer
guided them to the fourth round of
the FA Cup last season, and they
eventually went out to his old club
Blackburn Rovers. Cooke is pointing
the way he wants the ball to be
played, and it is a terrific pass to
find him, as well. But grant Smith
able to clear it away. All sorts of
problems at the back here for
Borehamwood. Decent effort for
Spearing making the little run ahead
of him, ahead to Cooke, and back off
the post. No doubt about it, Calum
Cooke is Blackpool's main threat so
far this afternoon, that is his
third effort of note and the closest
we have come to a goal. Darkness
beginning to descend. Delfouneso.
And Philliskirk wanting it played
into his path, and here he is to
finish it for Blackpool. Danny
Philliskirk with the opening goal
for the Seasiders. Just past the
hour mark, and the League 1 side
move in front. You can see there,
Philliskirk pointing to where he
wants Delfouneso to play the ball,
and guiding it passed grant Smith in
the goal. And Blackpool, who came so
close to scoring in the first half,
finally have the opening goal of the
And Turgott, the substitute, with an
immediate impact for Borehamwood.
What a response from the National
League side. He has only been on the
pitch for a couple of minutes, and
you can see Turgott making the run
through the middle, nobody really
picks him up, and he is able to turn
that ball in decisively for the
equaliser. Ryan Allsop nowhere near
it. They weren't behind for long.
Allsop's clearance, Wells returns
it, and seemingly climbing all over
Andrade. That was the challenge.
And straight into the wall, and it
took a deflection on the way, as
well. Plenty forward for Borehamwood
as they search for what could be a
Trying to get past Delfouneso,
taking it past Blackpool, and it is
another corner. Look at Q there, as
Boreham Wood deliver again, and they
have a second goal! S the flick, and
Holman from close range able to
bundle it in. Holman pouncing on it.
And there are only a few minutes
left for Blackpool to try and
salvage this FA Cup tie.
Boreham Wood make history. It is the
first time that they have ever
defeated a football league club, and
they have come from behind to knock
Blackpool out of the FA Cup.
Substitute Blair Turgott and Danny
Hollands with the goals. What an
afternoon for Boreham Wood. They are
into the second round of the FA Cup.
Luke, you must be feeling top of the
It hasn't sunk in yet, I've
got to be honest. The emotions I was
feeling on the sideline, going 1-0
down, to go level, I thought, we
will take it now. But to go and win
it, and in the manner in which we
did, we had a couple of goals left
in us, and I felt we got stronger as
the game went on, and the two subs
worked for me today.
something to look forward to, isn't
Absolutely. I look at Lincoln
and Sutton last year, and I think,
why not? I know we only just be
Blackpool, but why not? Some team
will go on the march, and I wouldn't
mind being the manager of that team.
And well done Boreham Wood! Eighth
time lucky to reach the second
round, and they had to do it the
hard way by going a goal down. Was
there a whiff of upset in the air?
There were fans milling around, we
were doing the show with Dan Walker,
chatting to the fans, very upbeat,
we got a chance to chat to the
manager, Luke, in the dressing room,
and Dan said to him, have you got
the last few words in your head what
you're going to say to the lads? And
he said, I know that it will going
to say, I have got it already, and
it must've been amazing, because...
He didn't tell us, but the way that
they played, the togetherness, going
down in the FA Cup knowing you have
got one chance, and the way he was
talking and his confidence when we
spoke to him was fantastic, and the
pitch, I've got to say, the best
pitch I have seen outside the
championship. It was incredible.
the ending was, I'm going to make
two substitutions that will change
the course of this game! Because
that is exactly what happened,
Danny, wasn't it?
It was, and you
look at managers making decisions at
key moments in the game, and it was
Turgott who comes on, he is bounced
around a little bit around the
leagues since leaving West Ham, and
he seems to have found a home at
And two minutes later,
look what happens.
As a manager, if
you are lucky enough to make two
substitutions, and get into the game
straightaway, what a finish.
not as easy as it looks, he makes it
look easy, but if you pop up and get
a good contact, that is what
happens. If you don't, it flies high
Dan Holman with the
second, training ground routine,
what you think?
Just put it in the
back of the net, make sure it hits
the back of the net. You just want
to get it over the line, and when
you have worked on it in the
training ground, it is so rewarding.
It is, and to see a young lad come
on, his eyes light up, he knows he
has put everything into it and got a
rewarding if happened against a
Yes, and it would have
been difficult for them, because the
players at Boreham Wood would have
had a week of this leading up, local
papers, magazines, building it up,
pressure on the players' heads,
pressure on the manager, and they
have come good.
You talk about Blair
Turgott who has been around the
lower leagues,, but also the FA Cup
is a great shop window for players
And fair play to him, a
lot of players come out of a bigger
academy and lose their way, but he
has gone around the houses and
hadn't gone to the Jamie Vardy
Academy. Woking are going well in
the National League, and they faced
a very side in disarray after the
sacking of manager Lee Clark on
At the Kingfield Stadium for us was
Vicky Sparks. Ryan Lowe's first job
is to avoid an FA Cup upset against
Woking side who are pushing for the
National League play-offs. Their
manager is a former academy coach
with Southampton and West Ham, the
34-year-old is in pressing so far in
his first senior managerial job.
Their leading scorer Joe Ward will
be hoping for another cup run, he
was part of the Lincoln side that so
impressively reach the FA Cup
quarterfinals last season. Very's
top scorer Jermaine Beckford misses
out through injury as they make five
changes, and they resist the
temptation to name himself on the
Both these clubs were formed in the
1880s. This is their first ever
meeting in English football.
Nice footwork. Back to Maguire, and
still going, Maguire. Can't quite
work the opening. Lee has another
chance, and the ball is headed
against his own bar, and slotted
home by Michael Smith. The League 1
side ahead inside the opening
minute. Just the start but caretaker
manager Brian Lowe would have
wanted. The dink ball almost an own
goal, and Smith had the easiest of
opportunities to finish, so Woking
with it all to do so early on in
this game. He came to England from
Australia as a teenager, hoping to
make it as a professional
footballer, a broken leg put paid to
that, and he then switched his
attention to coaching, and this is a
bit of space for Charles Cook now,
it comes to young, and a vital
header away from the Bury captain
preserves their lead.
Well brought down just tumbles under
the challenge of Williams, fair
challenge. Flicked in by Jamie
Philpot! And the National League
side Woking are level against League
side Woking are level against League
One Bury! He came off the bench to
score a late equaliser against
Concord Rangers in the last round.
And Jamie Philpot gets Woking back
on level terms with Bury!
Mouth does well. And it almost felt
the striker Geoff Cameron he fashion
something? And Woking are causing
Bury problems at the back. Swung in
towards Jones, but the whistle had
gone. Joey Jones thought he had put
Woking ahead, the official spotted a
Jeff Chapel in attendance today, now
a direct but the manager of their
legendary run to the fourth round in
And Effiong knows that was a huge
chance for Woking! Lee did enough to
get back any Effiong couldn't find
Good feet by the substitute Appau.
Claims of handball, but not given.
It was from close range, it would be
harsh to say it was the Liberal
Democrat. -- to say it was
deliberate. And the header, just
wide. And they will have to do it
all again. Full-time Woking 1-1
Not just did we take the game
to them but I thought we could have
nicked it at the end as well.
Especially conceding so early in the
game, they showed good character to
make a game of it.
First half I was
nice and calm. Second half they were
putting us under a bit of pressure.
The big fella up front caused us for
blooms and they've got some recent
quality. They're in the top half of
the table in the National League for
We're disappointed that we
did not eventually get the winner
but we will be looking forward to
Bury away next week. We will take it
to their place and hopefully it will
be an upset.
A replay beckons, then.
This could have gone either way?
got off to the worst start, heading
it against his own bar, and Smith
has got enough time to tap it in.
Two bounces, you never get to two
bounces off the ball in the box!
You're actually now thinking, we
can't be down already, we've only
just kicked off! At this header from
Jamie Philpot is outstanding. It is
just a floated ball in and in order
to get power and direction on that,
it's really difficult.
This goal was
disallowed, though. I think it's
harsh. It is barely a push. And that
would have made amends for the error
that he made when he headed on to
his own bar. So, if he was unlucky,
should Effiong have done better
Oh, he has to score!
you look at the defender as well,
the defender is looking at HIM! It
is just whoever is bravest wins that
In hindsight if you look at
the chances Woking had, should they
have come away with a scalp? You
look at Bury, the disarray, with the
change of manager, losing the last
I think they would
not have had a better chance to beat
Bury than today. Ryan Lowe might
have the chance before the replay to
get them into a bit of shape and get
some spirit in the camp and it will
not be such an easy encounter next
Yeah, if you create that many
chances in the game you have to take
as many as you can. Now, they've got
to do it again.
Last season such a
united reached the fifth round of
the cup before losing to the
eventual winners Arsenal. Today they
travelled to one of Dion Dublin's
old clubs, Cambridge United, of
League Two. In 2015 the hosts
memorably secured a 0-0 draw with
Manchester United before losing a
lucrative replay 3-0 at Trafford.
Last season they scored ten goals in
the first two rounds before them at
home to a Leeds United side who went
on to become such an's third league
scalp in a record-breaking season
for the Surrey side. Their 1989 win
against then top-flight Coventry
City. Here's Thomas Jefferson Wright
on the chase. Unable to retain the
Thomas felt he was being nudged,
nothing given. This is Wright! And
David Forde had to get his body
behind it. It was well hit by Tommy
Wright, who's got five goals already
Oh, that was a fairly trenching
challenge, and the man being spoken
to by the referee is George Maris.
It's just a yellow card. Well, his
boot is high, isn't it? He's taking
the risk. The first ever meeting
between these two hubs. There's 80
places between them -- 18 places
between them in the ladder, with
Sutton up in fourth in the National
League. That's going to be a yellow
card. Oh, it's a yellow card for
diving! And he's off! Gareth Huntley
has decided that that was
simulation, and George Maris is
dismissed. At first glance I thought
he had been fouled but having
another look it is a pretty
outrageous dive. Oh, dear.
That's going to break for Ikpeazu,
who has taken advantage of some
confusion at the back for Sutton.
Brown! Brilliant hit! And the
rebound is in! Jabo Ibehre gives the
ten men the lead! It's his fifth of
the season! This was some strike
from rally in the first place. Jabo
Ibehre didn't get the cleanest
contact on it, but it did the, who
is just dribbled past the
goalkeeper. -- but it did the job,
and dribbled past the goalkeeper. No
changes for either side at the
break. And David Forde has two faced
it away. That's a needless foul
given away by Davis. The cross shot
has to be dealt with by David Forde.
Decent start to the second half.
Cadogan! What a tremendous strike
that was, and Kieron Cadogan is so
unlucky not to get any reward for
it! Liam O'Neil, no flag... Off the
post...! And Sutton survive. Almost
his second of the game. Jabo Ibehre
sized it up, I think it got a little
touch on the way through.
Ikpeazu! That is a decent stop from
Jamie butler. It's a save you would
expect the 'keeper to make, but he
still got across smartly to palm it
So many white shirts up there.
That's a splendid stop from David
Forde! And it might be the save that
sends Cambridge through to the
second round of the FA Cup.
to defend a lot of balls into the
box and we have to our bodies on the
line, all the horrible stuff that
football sometimes brings. I think
it was a proper cup tie. Even though
we had backs against the walls large
parts of it, we had some fantastic
You've got to give
them a lot of credit. I thought they
defended for their lives. Sometimes
football is about briefings and I
thought they defended with ten men
particularly well. I don't think the
quality coming into the box for us
was quite good enough. That last one
from Combs, I thought it might have
gone in, but credit to Cambridge.
They just about got over the line.
They did themselves proud although
it will not be another magical run
for Sutton united. Dion Dublin, your
boys came under some pressure in the
Dummy they did.
Cambridge to try and play, they've
got that in your locker.
changed from your day!
It has, and
Wrighty so! We didn't have the
players in my day to play football!
But today they do try and play a
little bit. They've got the players
to do that.
Shaun Derry will be used
to playing that way, so he sets
about his team making sure they do
try and pass the ball.
Is that why
it was quite feisty affair, the fact
that there were some big undies on
I think so. A lot of
adrenaline, cup tie, people wanting
to try and get in the next. You only
have to look at the size of Ikpeazu
and you can see you're in a battle.
When you're in the tunnel and it's
the FA Cup first-round, whatever it
is, and you're saying your very
first game in the FA Cup and you see
some big lads, and you're a big lad
yourself, that's half the battle.
I'm bigger than you, I was stronger
than you. You've got to get on the
pitch and you've got to prove it.
And that's what happened today, lots
of big lads clashing with each other
and they set the tone. It was
And they had to play with
ten men after George Maris was
giving his marching orders. How did
you read this? This was the first
I think his foot is high,
fair enough. But this one, he's
waiting for the challenge and it
doesn't actually come and it makes
him look silly in the end. He's just
thrown himself, when really he could
have carried on.
He was through and
he had done what he wanted to do.
When you get a red card, if you
think it's wrong, you don't walk off
the pitch like that. He knows what
he tries to do and he didn't get
away with its. When he looks back he
will think you should not have done
As for the goal which won the
tie, question of handball in the
I don't know what you're talking
I will ask you, then, Danny.
There is a hint of it. As you watch
it out of the sky, the keeper is
coming back, you've got to get it
back across him, and he does exactly
It is a really good win the
And as I mentioned at the
top, they do come under pressure in
the second half, Kieron Cadogan was
under pressure, too.
That is an
instinctive strike, hit the outside
of the post, he can't do much more.
That is such a difficult skill to
strike a ball half-volley.
was so calm on that one.
keeping from David Forde.
goes in, you have to say, fair
enough, fantastic technique. Fair
enough, we will go again, they stuck
to their task, they did what the
manager asked them to do and they
got over the line, just.
are in the hat for the draw on
Monday. Plenty of games still to
come, but first a reminder that
Match of the Day 2 promises to be a
cracker later on.
Dele Alli, Rooney. S that to look
forward to later. Dartford are top
of the National League South, and
they welcomed Swindon Town this
afternoon. The home side were
looking to bridge a gap of 44
places. Commentary comes from Martin
Fisher. Dartford have an
international in goal, Ibrahim. They
also have a plumber and a builder in
their starting XI. The Swindon side
have four new players this season,
that Matty Taylor is their
best-known player from his Premier
League gaze with the likes of
Portsmouth and West Ham United.
The cross, good ball in, and it is a
goal, and Swindon have the early
lead here with 12 minutes on the
clock, delightful finish from
Elsnik, smashes it beyond the
goalkeeper, so first blood to
Swindon. And Smith Hammers home goal
number two. And Dartford's cup dream
is disappearing in front of our eyes
here. It is to against three, and
McDermott took his time to place the
past. It is an excellent finish,
rather like the early one from
Elsnik. And it is mulling inviting
tailored to get forward. And there
is goal number three from a good
cross. Another one for Elsnik.
Swindon running away with this game.
The ball in from Matty Taylor has
Premier League quality all over it,
under no pressure to deliver, Elsnik
provides the finish at the back
post. Noble is free again, and that
is a lovely cross, and that is a
lovely ball in from Hayes in the
first place. That is a fantastic
save to keep Dartford out.
Mullin sending it on to God art, and
the flip cross heading it away as
far as Linganzi, and it is four.
Finished that with real quality,
Linganzi. Sho-Silva's clearance, and
the goalkeeper beaten for the fourth
time. The comeback is stabbed home
by Mullin, an early birthday present
for him, he turns 23 tomorrow. The
firm cross tucked home by Mullin,
Dartford 0- five Swindon, and we
still have 40 minutes to go.
It is a corner for Dartford.
Inside the last ten minutes, all
Dartford want is a goal. It has come
out as far as Murphy, against the
post, and Sho Silva scores. And
Dartford on the scoreboard. Swindon
dealt with the initial ball in, and
then it hit the post with the
goalkeeper well beaten, first to
respond to the loose bouncing ball
in the penalty area, Richard Sho
Silva, and Dartford have something
to show for their efforts this
This is not about making
money, it is about making memories
for the supporters, and edging
closer to round three which is the
penultimate round that every
football person wants to get into,
and I'm just delighted for the
players, they have given me
everything so far this season, just
absolutely blitzed a good Dartford
team who are flying at the minute in
We have done well to get
this far, but they were by far the
better side, especially when they
took the lead. We have to and puffed
a little bit, had a couple of half
chances, and we needed them to go
We did as much preparation for
this game as we have done to every
league game, and that is testament
to the manager and shows the respect
for the team we were coming up
The gaffer told us what we
had to do, and it is about the
application, it doesn't matter who
you play against, we have to be
professional, and you can see the
lads are happy.
Swindon really did flex their
muscles this afternoon. They were
far too strong for Dartford.
were, they had more quality. They
didn't panic in certain situations.
They seemed to play like they had
been there before. They didn't get
rushed by the opponents. And they
were set out in a way, it is going
to happen in a minute. The quality
will shine through, the only goal
helps. -- the early goal helps. I
don't think Tony Berman, the
manager, had any answer to the way
they scored their goals.
talk about Dartford in a moment, but
the technique behind Swindon's
goals, volleys in particular...
are easy, tell him!
Dead easy. If
you are straight on, it is easy to
hit it on target, the side volley,
three or four people on the line,
and to keep it under the bar like
that is fantastic. This one is calm,
get a good contact, let the ball
drop low near the ground, and the
keeper is stranded.
skills, but when you are in the zone
with a team that are playing well,
you're playing against a lower
league side, you are up already, you
can relax a little bit and technique
And what does that do to
Dartford? They're doing so well in
National League South, scoring goals
freely. Is that a reality check or
something they just shrug off?
can have an impact, and I were a
member at Salford we went on a very
good cup run and then we went back
to the league and we lost a couple
of games, and that is purely down to
the anti-climax of being in the FA
Cup and getting knocked out, and
then getting back to the normality
and grind of the week after week
football in the league, so you have
to get your mental attitude
straight, and that is probably the
Keita then continuing form in the
And the opposite of
that is, they might think we got
beaten 5-1 today, that is where I
want to be. I think if we work hard,
we could get there. That is what you
want your team to be thinking.
how the manager channels it as well.
Maybe an afternoon of motivation for
Dartford. Six more matches, starting
with Heybridge's visit to Exodus.
They have never been beyond the
first round of the FA Cup. Heybridge
Swifts have made it all away from
the preliminary round back in
August, and they weren't going to
roll over for Exeter is it. Jayden
Stockley was the man denied there,
and just before the hour, he proved
impossible to keep out. At six foot
three, Stockley isn't exactly an
easy man to miss, but again he
managed to go incognito from a
corner. 2-0. Heybridge are 99 places
below Exeter City and had an
eight-hour round-trip. This goal was
a nice souvenir for them. Liam
McAlinden's shot shouldn't have
beaten Danny Savage, but he will
have other better memories. Truro
city's first appearance in the FA
Cup first round, and the first by a
Cornish club at this stage in almost
50 years. League 1 Charlton had
never lost a first round match at
home, and the Addicks were soon on
the attack. Truro then with a chance
to score a first-ever goal in the FA
Cup proper, but Harvey's effort was
saved by Ben Amos. Ben Reeves
chested and slotted home in the
corner. Truro came close to
levelling, Harvey once again the
instigator, the shot deflected in
the box by Jamie Richards and
cleared off the line. Charlton soon
doubled their lead. Mark Marshall
tried his luck from distance, helped
in by Ed Palmer. 76 places may have
separated the sides in the football
pyramid, but to row were putting up
a fight, and Harvey secured his
place in the club's history.
COMMENTATOR: Harvey has got a header
in, Truro city have pulled one back.
But just as true had hoped, Charlton
put some more breathing place
between them, as Reeves played a
clever one-two with Ricky Holmes for
his second of the game. It was a
frantic final few minutes, the bar
preventing a second here. Charlton
march on, but Truro head home with
their heads held high.
Leatherhead made it all the way to
the fourth round in 1985 when
Leicester knocked them out. 40 odd
years on, the current crop were
primed and ready to try their luck
again, and their player-manager led
from the front. Setting up the
opening goal, Jack in the right
place, right time. The Billericay
fireworks were briefly dampened, but
they weren't about to take that
lying down. They thought they had
got a penalty when Norm Arney
appeared to handle, but nothing
doing. But they had been on a fine
run, 20 games unbeaten, they mean
business, and it went close when
Billy Bragg struck the post. And it
was to know one's great surprise
when they levelled it, and the
manager won't have far to go to
point the finger at Bain for his
foul on Ricky Miller
point the finger at Bain for his
foul on Ricky Miller. They will have
the chance to do it all again.
You have to be over certain age to
remember Coventry's greatest FA Cup
moment, their victory back in 87,
way before the time of many of their
players like Jack Grimmer, and the
player he set up here, Ponticelli.
They will want to be seeing some
more of him. When Jodi Jones somehow
got free, he was right where a
striker should be. Now the fifth
level of English football,
Maidenhead United have never had it
so good, but maybe they could have
asked little more of Adrian Clifton.
There wouldn't be another chance for
Bottom of the National League,
Solihull's manager left after less
than a month in charge last week,
and fair to say things have not been
going well. At least the food is
good! If they were looking for a
spot of light relief, they were to
be sadly disappointed as Wycombe
took charge in the first half an
hour. Nick Freeman dealing the first
blow to those sniffing a
giant-killing. Wycombe have been
going well, and were keen to
underline the 40 One Place advantage
in the league standings. And that
plan continue to come together when
Mackail-Smith made it two. Wycombe's
colourful keeper Scott Brown stepped
in. You might spot him here. They
have an awful long way to go to
emulate the 2001 semifinalists, but
you have to start somewhere.
Accrington Stanley were looking to
reach the second round for a fourth
season in a row. Jackson, playing
against his former club, would have
no better chance. Jacob Lawlor had a
chance to put Guiseley ahead.
Accrington heaped on the pressure in
the second half, and somehow
Guiseley kept them at bay. Stanley
resorted to acrobatics, and Billy
Kee attempted a bicycle kick.
Guiseley then tried from distance.
This one will need to be resolved in
That is a fantastic effort from
Guiseley, with nine first team
players out, to hold Accrington.
Accrington have won five out of the
last seven, second or third in
League Two, playing really good
football under John Coleman. To go
to Guiseley who had so many players
out, it was fantastic from Guiseley.
Guiseley would have got up in the
morning and said, listen, we've got
nothing to lose. Give it everything
you've got. Just had me everything,
blood, sweat and tears and let's see
what happens, and that's what you
And I think there's a few
ex-Accrington lads in the dressing
room as well! They will know the
How about this, from
literally yards out...? I don't want
to see this again! I don't know how
he's managed to... He's reaching, he
hasn't moved his feet. The secret of
making things look easy is to get
into position before the ball
arrives at your feet.
there, in his mind.
than 40 ties in this round, there
was one tie where both teams were
from the seventh tier. And there was
a penalty for Billericay, but was it
actually a penalty?
I'm not sure.
The lake goes in and comes out.
Having seen it, I think there is
But was it inside the
There's so many question
marks. I would give a free kick on
the line if I was the better we
think. -- if I was the referee, I
In goal for Heybridge Swifts,
a moment to forget for Danny
This is the ball coming
into that same spot and he will have
dealt with this position thousands
of times in training. And when the
cameras are on you and the pressure
is on, strange things happen. It's
just a lack of concentration. He
won't do that again.
You can just
see he doesn't even want to turn
round. He's fortunate there's no
fans find that goal! We've seen lots
of goals but stick with us, there's
plenty more to come.
We have the
rest of the weekend's games,
Shaw Lane against Mansfield town.
There are several unlikely upsets. A
hat-trick hero for Slough. And some
whopping goals. Seven more games for
you now featuring non-league sides,
starting with Oxford city's visit to
Colchester. This one didn't scream
out upset. Oxford city hadn't won
any out of 11 in National League
South. They should have taken the
lead. But they have a striker in
form in Matt Paterson. When they
signed him in the summer, Oxford
city announced it from a well-known
fast food restaurant, and he
certainly works well in a box. Now,
all City had to do was hold on. Not
easy. This, from Lewis Kinsella, and
then Hanlon, might have been
brilliant, but it was ultimately
irrelevant. For the second season in
a row, League Two side Cheltenham
town were knocked out of the
competition by a non-league team.
The visitors took the lead with a
header from Delano Sam-Yorke. Less
than a minute later, they were two
up and thoroughly enjoying
themselves. Joe Pigott fired home
after capitalising on a mistake.
Maidstone were on a run of three
straight wins coming into this, and
it showed. By half-time it was 3-0
thanks to a looping effort from
Zavon Hines. Surely no way back for
Cheltenham? They did get one back at
the start of the second half through
Kevin Dawson, but the resurgence
lasted just 60 seconds, as Delano
Sam-Yorke got his second and
But there was a blip on the horizon.
On a hat-trick, the striker saw red
for this late challenge on Isa. This
one rebounded in off Alex Gilliead.
But any Cheltenham hopes were soon
ended. Dawson got a red card for
Maidstone were into the second round
for the first time since 2014.
Peterborough's FA Cup heroics over
Chelsea and West Brom have stirred
passions in recent seasons. This one
with Tranmere, less so. Eight
minutes into the second half, Jack
Marriott scored with his team's
first effort on target. Andy Cook
got the equaliser to give both sides
another go. Slough sit one division
below James Burke trinity but have
ideas above that station. And this
was a result to it up. The first of
many was scored by Matthew Lench. He
and Slough had to wait until the
second half for the next goal. It
was one to admire, though. Town are
known as the Rebels, and Trinity
couldn't deal with the insurgency.
Chris Clarke, 3-0. Williams was the
scorer this time. It reached the
stage where almost everything Slough
touched ended up in the net. We had
not heard anything for a while from
Lench, but this completed his
hat-trick. This challenge on James
was deemed worthy of a penalty.
James stepped up... And for once, a
Slough miss. Still, 6-0 will do.
Hereford United will always be
remembered for one of the biggest FA
Cup upsets of all time, Newcastle in
1972. Since reforming as Hereford in
2014, this was their first
appearance in the first round
proper. It proved a fiery affair,
Telford one division above their
opponents had dominated until they
had a red card for that challenge.
Hereford took the initiative and
their 'keeper failed to deal with
that effort and they pounced on the
rebound. Filed town might have
feared the worst but Dave
Challoner's side need not have
worried. Fylde were on their way to
the second round for the first time
in their history, curtailing
Kidderminster's hopes of. Johnny
Smith's second-half goal rather
stole the show. A Maisie run and a
cool finish. And talking of cool,
Sam Finley then kept his, passing
the ball into the net. Harriers'
previous cup feats were consigned
firmly to history. But now the job
was to restore some respectability,
and belatedly they did just that.
First, Joel Taylor slipped the ball
home. And then Andre Brown score
scored, but too little, too late.
National League had said have been
FA Cup quarterfinalists. That was
back in the 19th 50s but you have to
start somewhere. And they did,
through Jordan Burrow. No sooner had
Chelmsford city conceded that than
they were two down. Johnson, the
scorer. What an incredible few hours
for Oxford city. Through to the
second round of the FA Cup! It is
brilliant! And for the goal-scorer,
a chance for redemption?
I am so
pleased for Oxford, just to be in
pleased for Oxford, just to be in
the hat,, a the hype around the
club, and I keep saying it a few a
few more copies in the bank for a
club like that just keeps them
going, especially if you're at their
level. And Matt Paterson does so
well, I've got to say. It's a really
difficult finish. He's going away
from the goal. And look at the
celebrations! The quotes from Mark
Jones afterwards, the coach, putting
it into context what it means for
his players to win in the first
round. He said, to win in the first
round we will go down as FA Cup
legends doubled to put it into some
Yeah, to get that far,
you've got to remember how money
games they've played, we're talking
five or six games. To go to
Colchester and win 1-0, they will be
legends of Oxford at the moment.
of course they've outlasted Oxford
United in the FA Cup as well! But
Maidstone united are through after
beating League Two Cheltenham town.
This one had everything. Two goals
in two minutes gave them some
Yeah, it literally gave
them... They were going downhill, it
seemed to be easier for them. Once
they had gone two up they found it
really easy. A bit of strength,
holding off the defender. And when
you get that kind of momentum in a
game like that, it really helps.
Gives you that confidence. Let's
play a bit and win this game!
that was somewhere I did my license
and I really like what Jay Saunders
is doing at that club as well as
double and I think if you look in
the dictionary the definition of
purple patch would be Matthew Lench!
Another hat-trick for him! And the
second goal in particular was hugely
This was the second
one... Look at that!
Right in the
Binzel, as Danny Leigh says! And
that's what it means to players, to
get the chance to play in the FA Cup
first round is just so important.
And it will be on the CV for them
And great to see Hereford as
well getting some new FA Cup
memories. Now, for a team which was
formed only in 2012. Barnsley -based
Shaw Lane are in what is only their
third ever FA Cup campaign.
Yesterday, the novices hosted the
pre-season favourites for the League
Two title, man Sale. -- Mansfield
town. The weapon in Shaw Lane's
armoury is this long throw. Durant
takes it... I think we might see
that on a few occasions!
will certainly be aware of that.
Hemmings with a great chance for
Mansfield! Fine save by Stuart, and
off the post on the rebound! So
Quick kick from
Logan. That's a decent save. You do
need that bit of luck today, you
Norris was the player penalised.
think that was a 50/50 challenge
there. I don't see too much wrong
with that one.
It will be Byron take
it, the ball over wasn't that bad
either, and Pearce scores from
He doesn't quite
read it, and all of a sudden you are
fighting to win their second ball
areas. Pearce was on the right place
at the right time, finishes it
pretty well, but that is the
difference at this level, where Shaw
Lane are, and League 2.
That was an
important block, and a good ball, it
is Walker at the back post, still
the danger, and that is poked in, it
is Leigh Bennett for Shaw Lane right
in front of the Mansfield Town fans.
Great clearance there, and suddenly
Clayton is in, you have to start
marking players in the penalty area,
get on those second balls, the
deflection comes off Pearce, but
nothing has really fallen for the
home side in this first half, and
when it does, they have taken their
Game on. There is the owner
leaping higher than anybody else. In
it goes from Byrne, and they say
nearly got to that. If he was just
on his toes there, he would have got
himself a goal.
Mellis goes down and gets the
penalty, and the referee had a
really good view of that and almost
immediately pointed to the spot.
Just a bit of pressure there from
Mansfield Town, and it has paid off.
Now we are ready. Up steps Mellis,
and what a save, my goodness, that
is a sensational stop by Jon Stewart
who goes the right way and keeps it
Identity is is a poor penalty,
it is just an excellent save from
Jon Stewart. He makes his decision
early to go early, brilliant save
In goes the shot, and what a header
that was from Danny Rose, he was
towering to put it mildly, and
Mansfield Town have their lead back.
Great header, just a brilliantly
well taken goal.
The man in form,
five goals in seven games that is
now offer Danny Rose. Mcdonald with
the cross, and that is even better
than his first, Danny Rose! No
wonder they are celebrating down on
the bench. That is a moment of real
quality from Danny Rose. I think he
has hurt himself in the process, but
that is some finish, and Mansfield
now have that two goal cushion.
Brilliant execution and technique
from Danny Rose, what a goal that
is. Two class goals from him today.
He has been the difference.
have a good day, takes Mansfield
through to the second round, they
might only just be five years old,
but Shaw Lane have some terrific FA
How good is that? Five
years since your inception, local
Yorkshire club, and you are getting
into the FA Cup and putting in good
performances in the way that they
They will probably have
all the good bits of their games,
put it in the bar.
And why not?
fate would have it, they were undone
by a local boy, he lives five
minutes from the Shaw Lane ground.
This is his first one, and look at
that, a very good header, two
defenders and he has to get above
both of them and put it in an area
the goalkeeper can't get to,
And this one, just
unbelievable, Webber -esque.
That is a frightening finish, coming
at speed, and he just controls it.
He deserves the hug of his
There was a moment in
the game where Shaw Lane could have
gone 2-1 up. This was very much a
turning point, wasn't it?
It is a
moment where you think to yourself,
if this one can just sneak in for us
and go inside of the post.
number 14 is flat-footed as well, if
you see. Just a split second away,
just a yard off it.
And that makes
all the difference.
It was fair to
say there was one Shaw Lane
supporter who went off to the
If you watch
where the ball goes, watch the ball
in this clip, he is watching it,
keep watching it. Not too close!
Hits the man right in the face, I
think he has a problem with his
glasses. But as he was a Shaw Lane
fan, he won't want to put them on
any weight! We hope you are OK.
are the rest of Saturday's games
featuring non-league sides, starting
with Nantwich town's trip to
Stevenage Borough. Going into the
weekend, 81 places separated these
two sides. Stevenage had no
intention in changing that. Nantwich
was still in the tie with just over
20 minutes to go until Jonathan
Smith stroked home from close range
from a night in corner to make it
2-0. The floodgate has opened, and
within minutes, Smith scored again,
thanks to another assist from
Martin. God and then doubled his
tally as Martin not up his fourth
assist of the afternoon, not bad for
And in the 18 -- 89th minute, God
had his hat-trick.
They hadn't beaten football league
opponent in the cup 22 years, but
Ebbsfleet fancy their chances
against Doncaster. After goalkeeper
Ian Maul had largely lost his
bearings, it was time for a Danny
Kedwell to step up.
And Ebbsfleet fans and indeed
commentators were in even greater
raptures soon after.
COMMENTATOR: Yes! 2-0 Ebbsfleet!
But it all started to go downhill
from there for the National League
side. With a half-time tea brewing
nicely, Tommy Rowe pulled one back,
suddenly they revived in deep into
first added time, Doncaster on the
rebound levelled. Fergie Tan struck
again. You had to feel for Ebbsfleet
goalkeeper Nathan Ashmore, but his
misery was compounded. The team took
control, Jordan Howden with the
decisive touch. It was all going
wrong for the Kent side, and already
a yellow card when Chris Bush lunged
in with ten minutes to go, and there
was only one outcome. As all hope
ebbed away, the non-league side
conceded a late penalty. That
allowed Mr Kopp to add a classy
touch to a good day at the office.
Tommy Rowe doubled up, too. Job done
Shrewsbury Town of the highest
ranked team in the FA Cup, and it is
not often they have been able to say
that, but no wonder given this
performance. Former Aldershot man
Alex Watling got it in first. Their
old boy was proving quite the
nuisance, and the only way they
could stop him was to concede a
penalty. Shaun Whalley proved even
harder to keep out. The Lee Vaughan
leaders were on parade against the
non-league opponents, and another
former Aldershot player, Stefan
Payne, made things even more
comfortable. That man, Rodman, who
had to stop play football when blood
clots were found on his lungs, was
inspired, queueing up after Gnahoua
for the fourth. Five stars for the
Then never looked like being an
upset on the cards as Rochdale
romped to victory over Bromley. They
were sent on their way with this
cool finish. They then had a chance
to double the lead when Joe Rafferty
was brought down in the box. Ian
Henderson made no mistake from the
spot. The game looked out of sight
after the break as Imran scored his
second and watched our's third.
Striker Brett Williams appeared to
stamp on Jim McNulty late on, and
there was only one outcome, the red
card. Henderson then doubled his
tally for the afternoon as Rochdale
breezed into the second-round.
It tangible excitement in the
seaside air, programme selling like
hotcakes. Morecambe turned to the
cup to try to arrest poor league
form, and it worked a treat, they
were up and running quickly against
Hartlepool, Kevin Ellison getting
them off to a flyer. It never rains
but it pours, and Hartlepool soon
found themselves two down. Oliver
proved a slippery customer, and
efficiency did the rest. Adam
Campbell completed a comprehensive
cup win. That is a Hartlepool keeper
Scott Loach didn't know too much
about it. Right up to the point when
it hit him on the back. One of those
There may be younger Gillingham fans
who can't remember their side
winning an FA Cup match, they have
lost the last four in round one, so
Josh Clarke's goal after 20 minutes
was welcome. Since caretaker Steve
Lovell to charge, there is a great
deal more gumption about Gelling. --
Gillingham. It was showed off well.
Leyton Orient are playing in as
competition is a non-league side for
the first time, but they had a go
back. But went all the way in from
James Dayton, and that Richard cup
record will be an Gillingham's mind
right up until the second booking
saw the end of Joe Widdowson. He
left just a few minutes before his
team-mates. Macclesfield Town were
hoping not to repeat last season's
feet when they caused a leak upset.
But Forest Green Rovers had other
ideas. Christian Tories took the
lead before the break, and that was
enough to clinch their place in the
Forest Green's steady rise
continues, but unfortunately
Ebbsfleet are not there. But for 45
minutes they dared to dream.
started really well, you go to- zero
up, you are thinking, they are well
within their rights, and the way
they were playing, to be there, it
is just a patch before half-time,
injury time, and then they go from
potentially going into the dressing
room at their heads up, they go into
the dressing room with their heads
down thinking, what is going on, and
they are up against it.
I know that Fergie has got
those team talks in his locker, that
is what he does, like some deals and
Maybe they knew they had
Maybe they did, but they
went from that to that in a matter
of minutes, and that affected the
whole game. Donnie Kaymer, guns
Luton Town flying high
towards the top of League 2 against
League 1 Portsmouth, winners of the
FA Cup in 2008. At Kenilworth Road
for us was Robin Coward.
Luton pressing high, but they can't
get the ball back, and Cuthbert has
given it away, and Pitman can maybe
take advantage here. It is Brett
Pitman, excellent save by Stech, who
had to be at full stretch. Here is
Shinnie, and what they hit by James
Collins, beautifully worked by Luton
Town. James Collins with his ninth
goal of the season, perfect lay-off
by Danny Hylton, and Collins took it
first-time, pinpoint into the
corner. And Luton have the lead with
half-time approaching. Lee gets the
ball back from Collins, Luke Berry
is in acres of space, and a good
save! Just onto the bar, with Danny
Hylton lurking. McGee has saved his
side from conceding another goal.
Here comes Kennedy. Good challenge.
Berry their goal has lived a charmed
life. Can they get one back here?
Off the bar! So close to an
equaliser! He could not have been
And Collins has nicked it off
Thompson. Thompson could be in
trouble, he was booked in the first
half and he's going to be booked
again, and Portsmouth are down to
ten men. And that just sums up what
sort of afternoon it's been for
Portsmouth. And a penny for that
man's thoughts. It's going to go
straight to Olly Lee... Lee! Good
save by McGeachie Luke McGee.
Brilliant save by Marek Stech!
Excellent effort by Ben Close.
good result and a good performances
wow. I felt we were excellent from
start to finish. We changed shape a
little bit today because we knew we
would need an element of control in
the game. Delighted.
Well done to
Luton Town. League Two beat League
One tablet it is the fourth time
they've been drawn together in the
FA Cup, and the fourth time Luton
have come out on top, courtesy of a
great team goal?
build-up. I think that's Danny
Hylton laying it off for James
Collins, who puts it in the corner.
Left foot, 'keeper's got no chance.
And they played like that for most
of the youth click double, trying to
set up the things that they had done
on the training pitch.
After what we
saw with Shaw Lane, it has not been
a great weekend for those concerned
with health and safety. What about
this, with Andrew Shinnie...?
was all right, though. He's a big
He could have done with
the fans being as close as they were
at Shaw Lane, they would have caught
That's what you call commitment
Five more matches now which
soared League Two sides hoping to
overcome teams from League One.
First up, Port Vale against Oxford
United. They do like to get stuck
into the FA Cup in these parts.
Although memories of triumphs past
are fast receding, Port Vale were
out to create some new ones. Tom
Pope popped up with his seventh in
six games and Port Vale's cup
prospects were alive and kicking.
Pick-up often ties old connections
together. Carlisle's first goal was
created by former old man Clint Hill
and scored by Oldham fan Richie
Benaud. Lyle were outclassing Oldham
from the division above. Pope was an
England international at Under-19
level - and that's why. This was all
strangely simple for the Cumbrians.
3-0. Now, for the fightback. First
it was Peter Clarke, once of
Everton... And then Ahmadi Holloway
got the kind of goal which must make
Oldham fans wonder why he doesn't
get more. That was where the scoring
ended. Crewe had been knocked out in
the first round in seven of the last
eight seasons, and they must have
feared deja vu when Rotherham got
arguably one of the goals of the
round. It was only bettered perhaps
by his celebration. Crewe
unexpectedly found themselves back
in the tie after the break, with
Walker getting the final touch. And
in the dying moments, they caused
the upset following this ball over
the top. His sliding celebration not
quite an Olympic standard. A red
letter day for the jolly green
giant. Yeovil's mascot has been
looking forward to this weekend for
ages - and why not? So, will Darrell
Wade's class of 2017 find a way?
This was a low-key starting point
but it was time for Otis Khan to
make a name for himself. Southend
had been dumped out of the cup at
this stage in the last three
seasons, and Yeovil were not to be
denied. Not quite a giant-killing
but at least that Yeovil mascot went
home happy. Newport County's Rodney
Parade is the kind of place many
teams prefer to avoid when they make
the cup draw. Plenty have come a
cropper here. Newport have been a
team renewed this season. It is in!
He totally mishit it, and it has
looked over the goalkeeper! County
had won three of their last four
first-round matches going into this
one. Mikulski! Drives it past the
goalkeeper! 2-0 inside the opening
30 seconds of the second half!
Walsall are out of form in League
One, but I did offer some response
through Bakayoko, but it wasn't
enough. The men of Gwent march on to
the second round once more. A
feel-good factor, then, at Rodney
Parade. Port Vale against Oxford
United, amidst the gloom which has
been around Vale park,
behind-the-scenes they've got a
director of football who is a real
legend and Neil Aspinall, another
hero, and Tom Pope among the goals,
are they the key ingredients?
think that's what snack trying to
do, wingback people who know the
club. They're trying to get the
ingredients and bring the fans back.
And build a bit of spirit, because
they've been struggling of late.
It's just understanding what the
club needs and bringing that
feel-good factor back. The fans
know, the player Snow, and you can
Likewise, a timely
fillip for Crewe against League One
high-flyers Rotherham. But Rotherham
scoring perhaps one of the best
goals of the round?
It was some
finish. He's so calm on it. Hit
curls it from 20 yards into the top
corner. But I think the celebration
is actually better than the goal. If
I had tribe that I would have been
out for a month!
Don't try that at
home, folks! Just seven more games
to go, starting with a six goal
thriller at Notts County. If ever
there was a lesson in comebacks,
this was it. Bristol Rovers took the
lead early on through Liam Sercombe.
And they got a second fax to another
header, this time from Stewart Cink
I. But a free kick for the home side
got them back in it. And within no
time they had levelled, Yates poking
home. From then on, County were in
cruise control and by the hour mark,
Jon Stead had given them the lead.
The comeback for the League Two
leaders was complete, and grant kept
his cool to get their fourth in
added time. Lincoln City's romantic
entanglement with the FA Cup turned
into something more akin to a
marriage last season. Sadly for them
it was something more like a quickie
divorce this time round. Blackburn
Rovers aren't used to entering the
cup this earlier but last season's
relegation means they must - and
they didn't seem entirely ready.
League Two Barnet took advantage
through acting owner. After the
break Blackburn were level through
Joe Nuttall. Rovers then put
together a lovely passage of play,
all shapes and angles. Ruddy DAC
played the telling pass and Danny
Graham but his geometry spot on.
This was getting away from Barnet.
Rovers haven't lost at this stage
since 1971. The six time winners are
through. Bradford City were knocked
out of the FA Cup to lower league
opposition at this stage last
season, and the Bantams started
brightly against the side who are
propping up the Football League.
Alex Gilliead found the bottom
corner. A mistake by Jack McCord
then saw Charlie Wyke pounds. --
pounds. It is four years since
Wickham actually won -- since Wigan
Athletic actually won the cup. They
went behind early on in this one.
Jordan Burrow at the hero, but he
turned to zero very much soon after.
Ivan Toney sublimely delivered the
COMMENTATOR: That is special!
Plymouth's cup run last season took
them to Anfield and earned them £1
million. Graham Carey's goal was a
good omen, enough to beat Grimsby
Town, and who knows where Argyle
will end up? Northampton and
Scunthorpe will have to replay after
the only all League One tie of the
round ended goalless.
Don't forget, all the goals from the
first round can be found on the BBC
Sport website. And our catch up
service will be available from
Monday morning. The draw for the
second round of the FA Cup is live
on BBC Two from seven o'clock on
Monday night. We saw a tough
introduction to the cup for the new
manager of Crawley Town, Harry
Kewell. They were away to Wigan
Athletic. And we saw some brilliant
Yeah. This strike here is
unbelievable. Has got his back to
goal and he has turned on his left
foot and struck it in, Jordan
And this one, sold the
dummy and then, left-footed strike,
leaving the 'keeper with no chance.
Leigh Evans, well done.
matter! Stop it! And your highlights
in terms of the round which only one
game to go on Monday?
there on Saturday I've got to give
Borehamwood a shout. My old club
Cambridge United, I am glad they
have got to the second round as
well. But I've got to give the last
word to Guiseley. To be in the hat,
And for me I like
Maidstone, and all the work Jay
Saunders has done behind.
from us. Danny and Dion Dublin,
thank you very much for your
company. The non-league teams have
certainly played their part in the
first round of the Emirates FA Cup.
Manish Bhasin presents highlights from the first round proper of the FA Cup - the stage where the 32 non-league clubs that have battled it through qualifying are joined by the 44 League One and Two sides.